The eldest child of film producer and puppeteer Jim ("the Muppets") Henson, Lisa Henson is co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company alongside her brother Brian, where she oversees all television and feature film production from early development through post-production.
For The Jim Henson Company, Henson has produced the feature films "Five Children and It," "MirrorMask" and "Good Boy." Features in current development include Edward Gorey's "Doubtful Guest," Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere," "Power of the Dark Crystal" and "Fraggle Rock." Television credits include "Muppets' Wizard of Oz" for ABC, the animated series “Frances” and the direct-to-DVD animated series "Unstable Fables," a collection of feature-length irreverent retellings of popular fairy tales to be released by The Weinstein Company. Ms. Henson is currently Executive Producing 40 episodes of the preschool animated series “Sid the Science Kid” scheduled to premiere on PBS in September of 2008 and brought to life using the Company's digital puppeteering system. She is also producing "The Skrumps," the Company's new animated production featured exclusively at Yahoo! Kids.
As an independent producer, Ms. Henson produced feature films including "High Crimes" and "Zero Effect." Prior to producing, Ms. Henson was President of Columbia Pictures, in charge of all creative business affairs, administrative and production-related matters for the company. Prior to joining Columbia Pictures, Ms. Henson served 10 years as an executive at Warner Bros., working on such blockbusters as "Lethal Weapon" and "Batman."
Ms. Henson graduated in 1983 with a degree in folklore and mythology from Harvard University, where she was the first female President of "The Harvard Lampoon." She has previously served on the Board of Overseers for Harvard University, Tibet House and The Jim Henson Foundation for Puppetry.
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