Jere Henshaw


Executive, Producer

About

Birth Place
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Born
September 07, 1932

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 late...

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).

Life Events

1954

Started at Columbia Pictures working in the mail room

1956

Was appointed to take charge of the casting department

1959

Named vice president, talent and casting, for Revue Productions

1962

Became vice president, talent and casting, for Universal TV

1964

Appointed vice president, talent and casting, Universal Studios

1966

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

1967

Became vice president, creative affairs, Cinema Center Films

1968

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

1972

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

1973

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

1975

Returned to Universal as vice president for production

1977

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

1980

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

1991

Executive vice president, production, Cannon Entertainment Group

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