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THE JIM HENSON COMPANY PROMOTES BLANCA LISTA TO VICE PRESIDENT OF FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 27, 2015) – Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of
Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made today 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.

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over
50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital
animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50
Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the
Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals, as well as the CG-animated preschool series
Doozers. Features include Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well
as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the
sci-fi cult series Farscape, the reality competition, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and
Henson Alternative’s No, You Shut Up! currently airing on Fusion.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered
in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction
facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent characterbuilding and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising
clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities
known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson
Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational
show.

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