Veteran development execs Kate Fenske and Elise Henderson have been promoted to Senior Vice President positions at Universal Cable Productions. Both report to Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.
Fenske led the development of Syfy’s drama series The Magicians, as well as USA’s Colony – a co-production with Legendary, from Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal. Her current projects include Falling Water from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the late Emmy 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-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.
“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.”
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