Electus appoints Henson as reality series head
Michelle Clancy | 11-09-2013
Multimedia entertainment studio Electus has appointed veteran TV producer and executive Corie Henson as executive vice president of unscripted television.
Henson was previously vice president of alternative series at ABC Entertainment, where she oversaw production for hit series including Dancing with the Stars, Shark Tank and the Extreme Makeover franchise.
Henson will begin in mid-September and will report to Electus CEO Chris Grant.
"Corie is that rare executive who blends creative talent, managerial prowess and sales experience with deep experience in the world of physical production," said Henson. "Her contributions and perspective will be vital to Electus as we continue to build upon our slate of unscripted programming."
In her new role, Henson will oversee all of Electus' unscripted TV business, including Electus hits like Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC), Dog and Beth (CMT), The Hero (TNT) hosted by The Rock and the upcoming Food Fighters (NBC), hosted by Adam Richman.
"Electus is a truly exciting and innovative company that is changing the way we package, present and subsidise content," said Henson. "As a producer, and more recently a buyer, I'm thrilled to be joining a team where I can learn and grow with one of the most creative and prolific sales teams in the business."
As vice president of alternative series and specials at ABC Entertainment, Henson was responsible for developing new series, as well as overseeing existing productions. Before that, she produced Big Brother for CBS, as well as NBC's reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want!, and Fox's On Air with Ryan Seacrest. She also executive produced TLC's the Secret Life of a Soccer Mom.
Henson has also been executive producer of the Critics' Choice Awards and has overseen red carpet coverage of the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards for E! Entertainment.