Jere Henshaw

Executive, Producer, Assistant casting director
At one time a clerk for Columbia Pictures, Henshaw quickly worked his way up to casting director and copped one of his first major executive posts in that area with Universal in the early 1960s. Holding a series of vice ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1932 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Producer (6)

Rescue Me 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Together 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rolling Vengeance 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mischief 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Executive (4)

Hellbound 1993 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)

Deadly Blessing 1981 (Movie)

(Production Executive)

Nothing Personal 1980 (Movie)

(AIP) (Executive in Charge of Production)

Meteor 1979 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)
Production Management (2)

How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1980 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

The Amityville Horror 1979 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Biography

At one time a clerk for Columbia Pictures, Henshaw quickly worked his way up to casting director and copped one of his first major executive posts in that area with Universal in the early 1960s. Holding a series of vice presidencies during the 60s, Henshaw moved into producing late in the decade, eventually returning to Universal in 1975 as vice president in charge of production. He later assumed increasingly senior positions during the 80s and 90s as head of production for Universal, Polygram, American International Pictures and the Cannon Entertainment Group. Over the course of his career Henshaw has overseen or contributed to the development of some 80 films, with specific producing credits on films including "Mischief" (1985), "Can't Buy Me Love" (1987), "Happy Together" (1989), "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991) and "Rescue Me" (1992).

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1991

Executive vice president, production, Cannon Entertainment Group

1980

Became executive vice president in charge of worldwide production for the Polygram Group

1977

Appointed senior vice president in charge of worldwide theatrical production, Universal

1975

Returned to Universal as vice president for production

1973

Named vice president, worldwide production, 20th Century-Fox

1972

Moved to 20th Century-Fox as vice president, creative affairs

1968

Appointed vice president in charge of worldwide production of theatrical and TV-films

1967

Became vice president, creative affairs, Cinema Center Films

1966

Named vice president in charge of creative affairs for world premiere TV-films at Universal

1964

Appointed vice president, talent and casting, Universal Studios

1962

Became vice president, talent and casting, for Universal TV

1959

Named vice president, talent and casting, for Revue Productions

1956

Was appointed to take charge of the casting department

1954

Started at Columbia Pictures working in the mail room

Served as executive vice president of worldwide production for American International Pictures

Served successively as a stock clerk in the wardrobe department, a casting clerk and an assistant casting director

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