Nancy Kanter

The series “Elena of Avalor,” which centers on a princess character in- spired by Latino cultures and folklore for both Disney Channel and Disney Junior, is among the latest examples of Kanter’s keen eye for developing diverse, quality programming that keeps kids and their families coming back for more—across the networks’ distribution platforms. When it comes to content for an older audience, Kanter thinks Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” exemplifies strong female characters. “The lead female characters are flawed yet all strong women standing up for themselves and their place in the world at a time when that wasn’t easy or expected,” she says.

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