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FORTE, Deborah


Full name, Deborah A. Forte; born in Newton, MA; married Peter L. Stone, June, 1976; children: two sons. Education: Hamilton College, graduated.

Addresses: Office Scholastic Entertainment, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 100123999.

Career: Executive and producer. Viking Penguin Publishers, New York City, staff member, beginning in children's book division; Scholastic, Inc. (publisher), New York City, worked as coleader of Scholastic Productions until 1995, then leader, 199598, creator and president of Scholastic Entertainment, beginning 1998, executive vice president of Scholastic United Kingdom, executive in charge of production for television series, including The Magic School Bus (also known as Scholastic's The Magic School Bus ), broadcast by PBS, 199497, then by Fox Kids Channel, beginning 1998, and specials such as The Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special, PBS, 1996, production executive for films, including The Amber Spyglass, The Golden Compass, and The Subtle Knife, all New Line Cinema, 2002. American Center for Children and Media, member of board of governors; Children's Museum of Manhattan, member of board of directors; public speaker on the production of children's media and the development of children's brands.

Member: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nominations, best children's or youth program or series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1998 and 1999, both for Goosebumps; Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding children's animated program (with others), 2001, 2002, and 2003, all for Clifford the Big Red Dog.


Television Executive Producer; Series:

The BabySitters Club (series of specials), HBO, beginning 1990.

Goosebumps (series of specials; also known as Ultimate Goosebumps: The Series ), Fox, beginning 1995.

Animorphs (also known as AniTV ), Nickelodeon, beginning 1998.

(And creator) Clifford the Big Red Dog (animated; also known as Scholastic Clifford ), PBS, beginning 2000.

(And creator) Clifford's Puppy Days (animated), PBS, 2003.

Also executive producer of the series I Spy, HBO Family Channel.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Dear America: A Journey to the New World (also known as Dear America: A Journey to the New World; The Story of Remember Patience Whipple, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620 and Dear America 03 ), HBO, 1999.

Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (also known as Dear America: A Picture of Freedom; The Story of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 and Dear America 01 ), HBO, 1999.

The Winter of Red Snow, HBO, 1999.

Standing in the Light, HBO, 1999.

So Far from Home, HBO, 1999.

Dreams in the Golden Country, HBO, 1999.

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?, HBO, 2000.

A Line in the Sand, HBO, 2000.

Isabel, Jewel of Castilla, HBO, 2000.

Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor, HBO, 2000.

Color Me Dark, HBO, 2000.

Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile, HBO, 2000.

Television Executive Producer; Specials in The BabySitters Club Series:

Mary Anne and the Brunettes, HBO, 1990.

Dawn and the Haunted House, HBO, 1990.

Stacey's Big Break, HBO, 1991.

Kristy and the Great Campaign, HBO, 1991.

Claudia and the Missing Jewels, HBO, 1991.

The BabySitters' Special Christmas, HBO, 1991.

Dawn and the Dream Boy, HBO, 1992.

Television Executive Producer; Specials in the Goosebumps Series:

Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask, Fox, 1995.

Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Fox, 1996.

Goosebumps: A Night in Terror Tower, Fox, 1996.

Goosebumps: Haunted Mask II, Fox, 1996.

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III, Fox, 1997.

Goosebumps: Dare to Be Scared!, Fox, 1997.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Changes: An Animorphs Movie, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Film Executive Producer:

Clifford the Big Red Dog (animated), Nelvana, 1988.

(Uncredited) The Indian in the Cupboard, Paramount, 1995.

The BabySitters Club, Columbia, 1995.

The Mighty, Miramax, 1998.

Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2002.



Coproducer, The Great Ape Activity Tape, KarlLorimar Home Video, 1986.

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