Scott Kraft

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Scott Kraft
OccupationActor, producer, writer
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Nadine van der Velde (1992–present) 2 children

Scott Kraft is an American television writer and executive producer.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Kraft obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Antioch University. Kraft co-wrote the 1992 action-drama 'The Silencer' with Amy Goldstein.[2] He co-starred in the film "For The Moment" alongside Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt and Wanda Cannon.[3][4]


Kraft has been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and has won 2 Daytime Emmys. His first Emmy was for his work on the William Joyce/Nelvana/Disney Channel show Rolie Polie Olie[5]—he wrote and/or story edited over 30 episodes of the CGI show—and his second for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for the Nick Jr show "The Fresh Beat Band".[6] Kraft has also written multiple episodes of the Nick Jr. show Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids. He has story edited or written episodes of Gerald McBoing Boing, Martin Mysteries, Stickin’ Around, and a feature-length Rolie Polie Olie special. He was story editor and writer/producer on 26 episodes of William Joyce’s George Shrinks for Nelvana/PBS. He co-wrote the indie feature East of A, which screened at film festivals, including the Seattle Film Fest, Stockholm, Dublin, Outfest and San Francisco.[7][8][9] Kraft has taught screenwriting at the UCLA Writer’s Extension.[10] Kraft partnered with his wife, Nadine Van der Velde, and created the production and development company Popskull Inc. which is responsible for the Nick Jr. live action music show The Fresh Beat Band.[11][12] Kraft co-created and executive produces[13]The Fresh Beat Band.[14][15] He has also co-written and music produced over 60 songs for the show, which first aired on August 24, 2009. Kraft was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy in Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design as director/executive producer of The Fresh Beat Band's season 3 main titles.[16]

Scott Kraft was nominated for two 2013 Daytime Emmys in the categories of Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series and Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for his work as executive producer on The Fresh Beat Band.[17] On June 14, 2013 Scott Kraft and The Fresh Beat Band team won a Daytime Emmy for Music Direction and Composition.[18] Scott Kraft is Executive Producer and Story Editor for Nick Jr.'s show PAW Patrol.[19] and from 2015 is writer Nickelodeon's show TGR (RNB)


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  2. ^ Elley, Derek (1992-06-24). "The Silencer". Variety.
  3. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1994-03-20). "For the Moment". Variety.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (1996-04-19). "FILM REVIEW;Flyboys and Farm Girls on a War's Edge". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Paula (2000-05-21). "'Million' mints Emmy". Variety.
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  7. ^ Grego, Melissa (2000-05-14). "Emmy time for 'Rosie' & 'Bill Nye' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  8. ^ "FESTIVALS: Santa Barbara's Grand Ambitions, Out of Reach or Just in Sight?". indieWIRE. 2000-03-20. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  9. ^ Banas, Zbigniew. "This Week at the Chicago Film Festival | Festival". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  10. ^ "UCLA Extension Writers' Program Instructors: Scott Kraft". Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  11. ^ Oei, Lily (2003-03-12). "Daytime Emmys honor talent - Entertainment News, TV News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
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  13. ^ "Fresh Beat Band | Fresh Beat Games, Videos, & Coloring Pages". Nick Jr. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  14. ^ "The Fresh Beat Band at nickjr". Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  15. ^ Oei, Lily (2003-03-12). "Daytime Emmys honor talent - Entertainment News, TV News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
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  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
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  19. ^ PAW Patrol