Lisa Henson

Executive, Producer, Editor
The eldest child of film producer and puppeteer Jim ("the Muppets") Henson, Lisa Henson, while finishing studies in ancient Greek folklore and mythology at Harvard University, joined Warner Bros. as a production ... Read more »
Born: 05/09/1960

Filmography

Producer (20)

Turkey Hollow 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Which Witch? 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Kreutzer Sonata 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mirrormask 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Five Children and It 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Producer

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ivans XTC. 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lifetime Women's Film Festival 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lifetime Women's Film Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Zero Effect 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Neverwhere (TV Show)

Producer

Power of the Dark Crystal (Movie)

(Producer)

The Happytime Murders (Movie)

(Producer)

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Ivans XTC. 2002 (Movie)

Margaret Mead (Actor)

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

Tropicana Dancer (Actor)
Other (1)

Small Sacrifices (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Biography

The eldest child of film producer and puppeteer Jim ("the Muppets") Henson, Lisa Henson, while finishing studies in ancient Greek folklore and mythology at Harvard University, joined Warner Bros. as a production assistant in 1983. In the short ten years which followed--during which time she was associated with such popular Warners fare as the "Lethal Weapon" series, "Batman" (1989), "Batman Returns" (1992), "New Jack City" (1991) and "Free Willy" (1993)--Henson rose to the position of executive vice president in 1992. Noted for her drive, forthrightness and ability to make decisions, Henson was wooed a year later to Columbia during a low point in its recent history, what with several notable boxoffice flops and the studio's involvement in the Heidi Fleiss scandals. Her appointment as head of production at Columbia made her the youngest such executive and Hollywood, and one of the very few women to occupy such a lofty position in Hollywood's corporate structure. She eventually was named as president of Columbia Pictures in August 1993, a post she held until July 1996. Henson subsequently formed Manifest Film Company with Janet Yang.

Relationships

Brian Henson Executive Producer

Brother
Born Nov. 30, 1962; appointed president of Jim Henson Productions January 1991

Jim Henson Executive Producer

Father
Born Sept. 24, 1936; legendary creator of "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" Died May 16, 1990

Cheryl Henson

Sister
associated with Jim Henson Productions executive producer of "Puppetry at the Public" Lisa is the eldest daughter

Heather Henson

Sister

Jane Nebel

Mother
married Jim Henson on May 28, 1959

James Otis

Companion
born c. 1963

Julian Otis

Son
born c. 1998

Sam Raimi Executive Producer

Companion
No longer together

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts
was first female president of the Harvard Lampoon

Milestones

1998

Served as producer on "Zero Effect"

1996

Left presidency of Columbia Pictures to become independent producer partnered with Janet Yang; formed Manifest Film Co., based at Sony Pictures Entertainment

1993

Recruited by Columbia Pictures to be head of production; replaced Michael Nathanson as president in August

1992

Promoted to executive vice president, Warner Bros. Theatrical Production in March

1990

Named vice president, production, Warner Bros.

1985

Appointed director of creative affairs, Warner Bros.

1983

Joined Warner Bros. as production assistant

Left Warners when her contract came up for renewal; spent several months hiking in the Himalayas with her sister Heather

Served as an editor for the Harvard Lampoon Magazine

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