Sidney Clifton
Emmy-nominated producer Sidney Clifton has over twenty years of experience as an executive
producer, director and creative executive overseeing animated, mixed-media and live-action content.
She has produced hundreds of hours of episodic and longform content, a partial list can be found at her
imdb page here .
She currently serves as Senior Vice President of Animation and Mixed Media at The Jim Henson
Company and Senior Consultant with Black Women Animate Studios. In her role as mentor and
recruiter, she has been a featured presenter and guest at colleges and universities across North
America. She was honored to give commencement addresses at Idylwild Arts Academy and Ringling
College of Art and Design.
Ms. Clifton’s passion for developing and supporting the underserved community of writers, artists,
storytellers and creators was the catalyst for her launching The Clifton House (;
a writer’s and artist’s workshop and retreat space centered at her childhood home in Baltimore
Maryland—the home she shared with her five siblings and parents, educator/activist Fred J. Clifton and
National Book Award winning poet and author Lucille Clifton.