Electus Taps ABC Exec Corie Henson as EVP, Unscripted Television
Henson Known for Overseeing a String of Hit Shows, Including Dancing with the
Stars, Shark Tank and Extreme Makeover Franchise
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio
Electus, today announced the appointment of veteran TV producer and executive
Corie Henson as Executive Vice President of Unscripted Television. Ms. 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. Ms. Henson will begin 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 Mr. Grant. "Her contributions and perspective will be vital
to Electus as we continue to build upon our slate of unscripted programming."
"Electus is a truly exciting and innovative company that is changing the way
we package, present and subsidize content," said Ms. 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
In her new role, Henson will oversee all of Electus' unscripted TV business,
including current Electus hits Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC), Dog and
Beth (CMT), The Hero (TNT) hosted by The Rock, andthe upcoming Food Fighters
(NBC) hosted by Adam Richman.
As Vice President of Alternative Series and Specials at ABC Entertainment,
Henson was responsible for developing new series, as well as overseeing
existing productions. In addition to her work at ABC, Henson also 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.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite
producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce
all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the
world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging
technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content
creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and
advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus
International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all
international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio
partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known third party
providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more
information on Electus, visitwww.electus.com.
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