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Movie executive Jessie Henderson has joined Apple Studios in its features division.
Henderson, who was previously at HBO Max where she held the title of exec VP, original feature films, will report to Apple Original Films’ head of features Matt Dentler and will be based in Los Angeles. She begins next week.
Apple is in the midst of growing its film team and Henderson’s arrival comes on the heels of hiring of executive Lejo Pet, who recently joined Apple from Paramount Pictures.
Henderson brings with her extensive development and production experience. Prior to her work at HBO Max, Henderson formed and served as co-president of Feigco Entertainment alongside Paul Feig. While at Feigco, she produced film and television projects that included Spy, A Simple Favor, Someone Great, the all-female Ghostbusters and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Before that, Henderson was an executive at Chernin Entertainment where she co-produced The Heat, the hit comedy that starred Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, after starting her career at Universal.
Her arrival at Apple comes at a burgeoning time for the studio. The company is coming off of Oscar nominations for its animated film, Wolfwalkers, and acclaim for its dramedy On the Rocks. Apple is also gearing up to shoot Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon this summer.
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