Peter H. Reynolds, Executive Creative Director
Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author and illustrator (The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, The North Star, The Museum, Going Places), creativity advocate, and founder of FableVision. Reynolds’ book The Dot was named as one of the Top 15 “Greatest Books for Kids” of all time by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine—alongside Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. The Dot is now celebrated annually by over 7 million teachers and children in over 160 countries.
Reynolds also illustrated the best-selling Someday, The Water Princess, The Museum, You & Me, I Am Yoga, and the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Carole Hart, EP Creative
She also produced, with Marlo Thomas, Free to Be...You and Me, the now classic children's album, best-selling book, and Peabody Award-winning television special. She and Bruce created and produced Hot Hero Sandwich, an innovative Emmy-winning NBC series for adolescents.
Hart also produced the NBC movie musical Sooner or Later, which launched a top ten song and a gold soundtrack album. Most recently Hart produced and directed a multiple award-winning feature documentary, For The Next 7 Generations, about the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Medicine Women and Shamans from around the world.
After many years and many valiant triumphs over cancer, Carole lost the battle on January 5th, 2018. Her groundbreaking career and many accomplishments are featured in a tribute published in The New York Times at the time of her death. Carole Hart, Producer and Writer of Children’s TV, Dies at 74
Mary Pat Kelly, EP Creative
Shirah of Bethlehem is a deeply personal project for Filmmaker/Author Mary Pat Kelly. As a young woman inspired by a newly-elected Catholic president, John F. Kennedy and the Good Pope John, Kelly became a nun to serve the poor and change the world.
"My six years in the convent deepen me in every way and was really a very feminist experience. But in 1968 Mother Superior and I agreed it was time for me to go back into the world. In fact years later she said I had found my apostolate – Hollywood."
Kelly pursued a prolific producing and screenwriting career in broadcast TV (Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live) and Hollywood (Paramount, Columbia Pictures, and LightWorkers Media, and as a documentary filmmaker for PBS.) Kelly also made her mark as the best-selling author of Galway Bay (2009) and Of Irish Blood (2015).
“Shirah of Bethlehem is a culmination for me – a chance to express my faith and my belief in the potential of women while working with my amazing sisters and the sublime Carole and Peter."
Mickey Kelly MurraY, Executive Producer
Mickey Kelly Murray kicked off her career as an NBC page, later working at The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Dick Cavett Show. Murray pioneered comedy development at HBO and created the award-winning home goods and retail marketing company Whispering Pines. Murray’s winning mix of media and business includes her role as founder of Spirit Lake Productions and original producer along with her sister Susan Kelly Panian, Abby's Song at New York City Center.
Tone Thyne, Creative Director
As Vice President of Creative, Tone Thyne oversees FableVision’s development of original animated properties, including television, games, apps and other digital content. During his eleven years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Tone contributed to blockbuster films including The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Toy Story. Tone was the Supervising Producer of the Emmy award-winning series Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.), Go Baby! (Disney Junior), and Laurie Berkner’s co-creation Sing It, Laurie! (Sprout.) His work as a Writer and Director includes The Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird!, Small Potatoes, Sing It Laurie!, and Tobi! Tone is co-creator and co-executive producer of The Adventures of Napkin Man! Recipient of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Preschool Series and the Youth Media Alliance Award of Excellence for Best Television Program for 3-5, All Genres.
Paul Reynolds, Executive Producer
Paul Reynolds is CEO/Co-Founder of award-winning digital media developer FableVision Studios, and has overseen over 100 million dollars worth of media & technology projects during his tenure—with best-in-class media players such as PBS Kids, Jim Henson Production, Nick, Jr., and Scholastic. He also helped found and run K12 edtech productization & publishing group FableVision Learning, as well as creative R&D group The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity. The Reynolds Center—a 501c3 non-profit—produces tech tools & media, which support all learners in more creative ways. Teaching at Boston College for nearly 30 years, Paul is also a children's book author who collaborates with his twin brother Peter H. Reynolds.