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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 29, 2016 – Kate Fenske and Elise Henderson, key members of the development team at Universal Cable Productions (UCP), have been promoted to Senior Vice President positions for the studio. Both report to Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.
“Kate and Elise have strong relationships within the creative community, amazing intuition and phenomenal development skills,” said Olmstead. “They’ve been instrumental to UCP’s growth over these past few years and we look forward to their involvement as we continue expand our creative slate.”
Fenske led the development of Syfy’s “The Magicians,” based on Lev Grossman’s New York Times best-selling novels for the studio, as well as USA’s “Colony” – a co-production with Legendary, created by executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal. Among her current projects are “Falling Water” from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the late Emmy Award-winner Henry Bromell, set to premiere this fall on USA; “Channel Zero” from executive producers Nick Antosca and Max Landis coming soon to Syfy; and Bravo’s upcoming scripted series “My So Called Wife” from executive producers Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein.
Henderson has been a key part of the development team behind the critically-acclaimed series “Mr. Robot” on USA. She’s currently overseeing “The Arrangement” from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jonathan Abrahams set to premiere next year on E!; and “Incorporated,” a UCP co-production with CBS Television from Pearl Street Films executive produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd.
Earlier in her career Fenske was the Head of Marketing for BBC One and Drama, overseeing all promotions for their biggest network and scripted series. She was later named Head of Development at Grady Twins Productions under Marti Noxon and Dawn Olmstead, where she helped develop and produce Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce.”
Henderson began her career at William Morris Agency and later worked at United Talent Agency, where she represented writers, directors and producers. After that, she oversaw television development at Nicholas Sparks Productions as part of its initial first-look production deal with Warner Horizon Studios.
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hunters” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; and “Difficult People,” on Hulu. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
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