Boston public media producer GBH today announced the appointment of Julius Harper as Executive Producer in GBH Kids. Harper, an Emmy®-nominated executive producer, writer, and transmedia executive, will lead a multiplatform project under development based on the children’s book Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band, written by Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander.
Harper brings more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment and gaming industries to the role. An Emmy® -nominated writer/producer who specializes in creating content for linear and interactive platforms, he is a Disney veteran and former Netflix executive who built the streamer’s kids interactive TV strategy, shepherding projects such as Captain Underpants’ Epic Choice-o-Rama. Harper also brings years of experience working with Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, YouTube, and Meta. He's built content for Marvel, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Phineas and Ferb, DuckTales, and more.
“Julius Harper brings a deep breadth of talent in developing content for kids, both for TV and for streaming, critically important in today’s multiplatform environment,” said Terry Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Children’s Media and Education at GBH. “We are thrilled to have him join the team.”
GBH Kids is one of the top producers for public media, creating educational content for kids, parents, caregivers and teachers, including iconic PBS KIDS programs such as the award-winning Arthur and Molly of Denali, digital series such as Scribbles and Ink, games, apps and podcasts. GBH Kids, based in Boston, co-founded PBS LearningMedia, providing digital curricula for more than 2 million teachers across all 50 states. GBH Kids is committed to equity and access to educational media and the healthy development of all children. As the inventor of closed captioning and audio description, GBH is dedicated to making media accessible and inclusive. Find more information at gbh.org/kids
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.