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Kelley Oien Perez named VP at The Jim Henson Company

(August 06, 2004)

Kelley Oien Perez has been promoted to Vice President, Creative Affairs for The Jim Henson Company.  The announcement was made by Lisa Henson, Co-Chair and Co-CEO (with Brian Henson) of The Jim Henson Company, to whom she will report.
In her new role, Ms. Oien Perez will continue to develop preschool and children's programming for both television and direct-to-video productions in animated and live-action formats.  She will also work closely with HIT Entertainment on pre-school projects for the co-production agreement recently announced by the two companies.  The first of these projects is Frances, currently in pre-production and based on the best-selling Frances Treasury series of books.    
"Kelley's promotion is a true reflection of her immeasurable contributions to The Jim Henson Company," said Lisa Henson.  "Her creativity, insight and experience in the world of television is essential as the Company continues its mission to create quality children's entertainment." 
Before joining Henson in 2001, Ms. Oien Perez spent seven years at Nickelodeon in both development and production, during which she developed and produced the series Noah Knows Best and associate produced The Secret World Of Alex Mack.  She was also the development executive for the pilots The Proud Family and One Hundred Deeds For Eddie McDowd.
The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for nearly half a century, is recognized worldwide as a leader in puppetry, animatronics and computer graphics.  Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets (the rights to which are now owned by The Walt Disney Company), Henson is the recipient of nearly 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards.  Additionally, Jim Henson's Creature Shop has received two Academy Awards for the visual effects and animatronic builds for the 1996 smash Babe, and the invention of the Henson Performance Control System-a powerful, custom-built puppeteering mechanism.  Recent projects include the Emmy nominated Farscape, the family film Good Boy! and the upcoming feature Five Children and It starring Eddie Izzard as the voice of "It". Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and production facilities in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company's website is located at: 



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