Lisa Henson

The Jim Henson Company

Lisa Henson is Chief Executive Officer of The Jim Henson Company where she oversees all television and feature film production from early development through post-production.

Henson serves as executive producer on the Emmy®- nominated preschool series "Sid the Science Kid," and “Dinosaur Train,” both of which are currently airing daily on PBS KIDS® in the U.S. and in multiple markets around the world. Other credits include "Pajanimals," a preschool series featuring four cuddly puppets, and “Doozers,” a new CG animated preschool series inspired by the popular characters from “Fraggle Rock.”

Henson’s producing credits include "MirrorMask," "Five Children and It," “Muppets Wizard of Oz,” and "Good Boy." Features currently in development include Edward Gorey's "Doubtful Guest," “Pinocchio” with Guillermo Del Toro, "Happytime Murders" starring Henson Alternative’s Miskreant Puppets and the highly anticipated films "Power of the Dark Crystal" and "Fraggle Rock." She is currently in production on the Disney feature film “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.”

Prior to her current position, Henson was President of Columbia Pictures, in charge of all creative business affairs, administrative and production-related matters for the company. Before joining Columbia Pictures, Henson served as an executive at Warner Bros., working on such blockbusters as "Lethal Weapon" and "Batman."

Henson graduated summa cum laude in 1983 from Harvard University, where she was the first female President of "The Harvard Lampoon."

Lisa Henson
2005 Interview