Stephanie Sperber

Executive Producer: The Slumber Party

Stephanie Sperber is an executive producer of the Disney Original Movie “The Slumber Party.”

Sperber is president and chief content officer of Lion Forge Entertainment, a rare Black-owned animation and live-action studio launched by Dave Steward II as a platform for authentic and diverse voices.

At Lion Forge, Sperber’s primary focus is on building global transmedia franchises around the IP that sits within Lion Forge, as well as expanding production and distribution partnerships, spearheading licensing and merchandising initiatives, and overseeing all aspects of the company’s new live-action film and TV division.

Before Lion Forge, Sperber was the president of Imagine Kids+Family, where she oversaw all aspects of creative IP development and production of animated and live-action TV and film projects, including Annie Award-winning “The Tiny Chef Show” and “Bossy Bear,” both on Nick Jr. She also produced the live-action series “The Astronauts” for Nickelodeon, which earned her an Emmy® nomination for Best Children’s Program, and executive produced the upcoming feature “The Slumber Party” for Disney Channel.

Prior to Imagine, Sperber founded White Space Entertainment and served as CEO of the venture focused on building kids’ franchises through consumer products and digital gaming.

Sperber’s earlier career was spent at Universal Studios, where she was president of Global Consumer Products, Digital Gaming and Brand Promotions. During her tenure, she developed the global strategy, sales and marketing execution for the “Despicable Me/Minions” franchise across all consumer products platforms. Earlier in her career, Sperber was executive director of Marketing at Turner Broadcasting, overseeing the brand marketing for Hanna-Barbera Productions.