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Henson Ups Blanca Lista to VP, Features

The Jim Henson Company promotes Blanca Lista to Vice President of Feature Film Production overseeing the Company’s feature film development slate for live action, animation and puppet features.

Blanca Lista Hollywood, CA -- Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made by Lisa Henson, the Company’s CEO, to whom Lista will report.

In her new role, Lista will oversee the Company’s ever expanding feature film development slate for live action, animation, and puppet features. Currently, she is leading the development for highly anticipated legacy projects such as Fraggle Rock and Power of the Dark Crystal as well as several new projects including The Portable Door and the animated feature films Frog and Toad, Pinocchio (with Guillermo Del Toro), and Which Witch (starring, produced and written by Billy Crystal.)

"Blanca has greatly contributed to the expansion of our development slate. Her unique eye for innovative projects balanced with her deep respect for our legacy titles makes her an invaluable member of our team,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

Lista joined the company in 2009 as a story editor and served as a production executive on the Company’s production of Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney. Prior to joining the company, she was a Creative Assistant at Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lista is a graduate of Bard College where she received her undergraduate degree in Film and Asian Studies. She earned an MFA with Honors Distinction from Sint-Lukas Brussels in Film. During her time in Brussels, Lista was an artist-in-residence at gallery Les Bains.

Source: The Jim Henson Company

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.