HOLLYWOOD, June 6, 2004 – Laurie Don has joined The Jim Henson Company as their new Vice
President of Financial Operations. The announcement was made today by Peter Schube, President and
COO of The Jim Henson Company, to whom she will report. Formerly Controller at Lucas Digital, LTD. (the
combined operations of Industrial Light & Magic and SkyWalker Sound), Ms. Don brings a rich experience in
production finance, planning and accounting to her new post.
“Laurie Don is an excellent addition to our management team,” said Peter Schube, President and COO of The Jim Henson Company. “Her unique experience with financial issues relating to production and visual effects makes her the perfect fit for our business going forward. We couldn’t be more excited.”
As Vice President of Financial Operations, Ms. Don will oversee worldwide financial operations of the
Company including planning financial reporting, accounting, production finance and tax. She will work
closely with senior management on key financial and operational issues.
Ms. Don joined Lucas Digital, LTD in 1998 and was named Controller the following year, heading up all
Production Finance, Financial Planning, General Accounting, Payroll, Treasury and Business Systems. Her previous experience includes Controller at Tele-TV and Director, Financial Controls at Warner Bros. Studio Facilities .
Ms. Don received a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Baruch College, New York and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography from Columbia University