Lisa Henson
American television and film producer
Lisa Henson
Lisa Henson is a television and movie producer who has been involved in television shows such as Sid the Science Kid and blockbuster movies Lethal Weapon and Batman. She is the daughter of puppeteers Jane and Jim Henson, and the sister of Brian Henson. She is the CEO of The Jim Henson Company. Besides her direct television and movie work, she has been president of production for Columbia Pictures, and an executive for Warner Brothers.
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Despite Kids' Meal Partnership, Iconic Children's Book Series Appears To Distance Itself From Chick-Fil-A
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The family behind one of America's most beloved children's book series is the latest to distance itself from the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A. The Berenstain family, whose iconic "Berenstain Bears" stories have been a childhood favorite for over 50 years, said in a statement that an upcoming kids' meal partnership with the Atlanta-based restaurant chain, set to begin next month, is out of their control and solely in the hands of their publishers, HarperCollins. "This program was in development for over a year," the statement reads. "We were unaware of any controversy involving Chick-fil-A until July 25." The family then dismissed any further responsibility for the partnership's future, saying they "hope those concerned about this issue will direct their comments toward HarperCollins and Chick-fil-A." You can read the statement in full on the official "Berenstain Bears" website here. The Berenstain news comes days after the Jim Henson Company severed ...
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No Chick-Fil-A For Bert & Ernie
Outtake - over 4 years
The anti gay company Chick-Fil-A is already feeling the effect of their homophobic position in the pocketbook. On Monday The Muppets took a stance on gay marriage & severed ties with Chick-Fil-A. The Henson Company decided to end its relationship with the fast food chain after the company’s chief executive, Dan Cathy, told a Baptist magazine that he & the Chick-Fil-A Company support “the traditional family,” last week. The Jim Henson Company announced that it did not wish to partner with Chick-Fil-A on any future endeavors. This summer the company had provided Muppets toys for Chick-Fil-A children’s meals with Jim Henson's Creature Shop toys marketing campaign that runs from mid-July until August 18. According to a company statement, Chief Executive Lisa Henson is a “strong supporter of gay marriage & has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD." The Jim Henson Company isn’t the first to denounce the restaurant’s anti gay position. Last weeken ...
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Jim Henson Company breaks ties with Chick-fil-A over gay marriage stance
Yahoo News - over 4 years
The Muppets have decided to boycott Chick-fil-A over its owner's public stance against gay marriage. In an announcement on Facebook, Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson said her company will no longer supply toys or other merchandise to the fast food chain. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over [...]
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Guillermo del Toro to Co-Direct New Darker Take on Pinocchio
Dread Central - almost 5 years
We've been excited for this project since it was first announced way back in 2008. I mean, come on! Guillermo del Toro collaborating with the incredible artist Gris Grimly? As a fan could you possibly ask for more? Good things are coming, Dread heads. Read on! From the Press Releaase Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio with Mark Gustafson (Animation Director on The Fantastic Mr. Fox). The Jim Henson Company production will be a 3D stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio based on the edition of Carlo Collodi's classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly. Inferno will represent the property to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Del Toro most recently served as executive producer of DreamWorks' Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians as well as creative consultant on Megamind. Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio marks his first turn helming an animated feature. With a story by Del Toro, his frequent collab ...
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Heroes Welcome: MPD Honors Officers, Citizens
Muskego Patch - almost 5 years
Citizens and officers alike were honored by the Muskego Police Department Wednesday night during their annual awards ceremony at City Hall. Certificates of Appreciation were given to: Bryon Paape - assisting in the arrest of a suspicious man, who it turned out had stolen a donation jar from the Kwik Trip and was wanted in two other thefts Phil and Steve Ziegler, Lloyd McIndoe, Terri Boyer, John Mooney/Tess Corners Fire Department - recognizing their service on the Muskego Task Force on Public Safety, which has been the organizing body behind Muskego's National Night Out. Tess Corners Fire Department - for decades of support to MPD Perfect attendance awards were also given to Officer Scott Sheridan and Lt. Craig Simuncak; Sheridan was also recognized for 5 years of service. 20 Year Service recognition: Lt. Craig Simuncak, Dispatcher Lisa Hanson and Sgt. Robert Kuspa 25 Year Service recognition: Lt. David Constantineau Commendations were also given to MPD staff in ...
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Lawrence Township Public Schools News Roundup
Lawrenceville Patch - almost 5 years
Editor's Note: The following news briefs were contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools.   LHS Sophomore Jason Bembry to Perform at Carnegie Hall Jason Bembry, a Lawrence High School sophomore, recently auditioned on piano for the Golden Key Music Festival and received a silver medal for his Chopin Polonaise in C Sharp Minor. He will play, along with other medalists, in a winners' recital at the Golden Key Music Festival at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m.. Tickets went on sale April 16 and can be purchased on the Carnegie Hall website www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/. The Golden Key Music Festivals are designed to educate and inspire student musicians, to help them unlock their musical potential. Held in Barcelona, Vienna and the United States (New York Metropolitan area), the festivals and associated competitions provide opportunities to meet and hear other dedicated young musicians, to see and experience the music capitals of the worl ...
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Lakewood Choir students tour Virginia
Cleveland - almost 5 years
This past weekend the Symphonic Mixed choir toured Virginia.  The group of 56 students and director Dr. Lisa Hanson traveled to Colonial Williamsburg holding concerts for the public.  The group began their tour on Thursday at Strasburg United Methodist Church, with...
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Records Smashed at Lake Sonoma 50
Healdsburg Patch - almost 5 years
  Dakota Jones, at 21 the youngest runner in the field, smashed the course record at the Lake Sonoma 50-Mile Endurance Run, winning the race in six hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds. Jones, from Durango, Colorado, pulled away from Timothy Olson of Ashland, Oregon in the second half to win the fourth annual ultramarathon. Jones’ time averages to 7:30 per mile pace over the rugged backcountry trails at Lake Sonoma, which include more than 10,000 feet of climbing over 50.29 miles.  Joelle Vaught of Boise, Idaho was the women’s winner in 7:52:44, also setting a course record. Vaught opened a 14-minute lead at one point and then held off a fast finish by Novato’s Tyler Stewart to win by four minutes. Healdsburg’s Leigh Schmitt was 10th in the highly-competitive field, which attracted top runners from across the country. Schmitt’s time was 7:28:32. Heather Mastrianni and Aziz Zhari were the other local finishers. Mastrianni was 12th woman in 9:13:37. Zhari, the general manager ...
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Muppets get star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
Bikyamasr - almost 5 years
The Muppets Los Angeles (dpa) – The biggest stars of the movie world have some new company on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The beloved Muppet characters, who rose to fame in 1970s TV shows and recently had a hit movie in cinemas, were awarded a star Tuesday on the famous Hollywood sidewalk. They join a long list of non-human characters already on the magic mile, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White and the Simpsons. On hand for Tuesday’s ceremony were Lisa Henson, oldest child of Muppet creator Jim Henson, with leading Muppets Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear. The honor was timed to coincide with the release of the latest Muppet movie on DVD. BM
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The Best Dinosaur Films Never Made - Smithsonian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In the early 1980′s Lisa Henson, daughter of puppeteer extraordinaire Jim Henson, had the idea to make a film about a young hadrosaur and the story of the dinosaur's journey from childhood to adulthood. (The outline sounds quite similar to what
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Perez tells Jim Henson's "A Tale of Sand" - Comic Book Resources
Google News - over 5 years
Especially after I talked with Lisa Henson, his daughter, where she said, 'Yeah, cut some stuff because my dad always edited right until the very end -- it was very much an organic process.' I took those words in stride and realized, we're using this
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20 Things You Might Not Know About the Muppets' Movies - Moviefone (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"This is the first Muppet production of any size that is really being spearheaded by fans instead of hard-core Muppet professionals," said Lisa Henson, Jim Henson's daughter and chief executive of the Henson Company, in a New York Times interview in
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New 42nd Street Gala To Honor Cheryl Henson 10/17 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The Gala Committee includes Carlo Bronzini Vender and Tanya Traykovski; Edwin A. Finn, Jr.; Ann Gottlieb; Heather Henson; Jane Henson; Lisa Henson; Nathalie Kaplan; Gillian and Sylvester Miniter; Clifford Ross; Mara and Ricky Sandler;
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Video: Disney Princess voices, Regis Philbin, Hensons accept their Disney ... - Inside the Magic
Google News - over 5 years
Wrapping up the ceremony, Lisa Henson took the stage to begin to honor her father, Jim Henson. Lisa is the current CEO of the Jim Henson Company and had wonderful thoughts to share about her dad. After her speech, attention was drawn to the main stage
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DisneyFamily.com Launches Season Three of "The Possibility Shop" - LaughingPlace.com
Google News - over 5 years
"'The Possibility Shop' really embodies the unwavering imagination and creative spirit of The Jim Henson Company," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and the licensor for all merchandising and licensing for “The Possibility Shop
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Regis Philbin honored as Disneey Legend at D23 Expo - abc7.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lisa Henson accepted her father's honor. She described her dad as a lighthearted and happy person. "Even though he was a good businessman and he organized a large creative troop of artists, he was still very, very light and always highly-optimistic and
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Despite the downturn, some retail brokers are opening their own shops - New Mexico Business Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
From left, Base 5 Retail Partners' Jeremy Nelson, Lisa Henson, Michael Armijo Butler, Kino James and David Chavez take a stroll around downtown Albuquerque. When Kino James and Anthony Johnson quit established commercial real estate brokerages to
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