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MRC Hires UCP’s Elise Henderson as President of Television

She most recently served as senior vice president of development for UCP

MRC has hired former Universal Content Productions executive Elise Henderson to serve as its president of Television.

In her new role, Henderson will oversee MRC’s slate of in-development, current television programming, and the multiple joint venture and strategic production partnerships. These include Hulu’s “The Great” and HBO’s “The Outsider.”

“Elise is a unique talent with a proven history of success. She exhibits strong leadership, a clear vision for the future, and a deep background in both the agency and studio worlds,” said MRC. “In our efforts to remain true to our DNA as we grow our business, Elise will be an exceptional addition to MRC leadership.”

Henderson was most recently senior vice president of development at UCP, where she developed USA’s “Mr. Robot,” Syfy’s “Happy!” and Amazon’s “Homecoming.” She also helped the studio land the rights to Grant Morrison’s “The Invisibles” and George R.R. Martin’s “Wild Cards.”

Prior to working in development, Henderson spent a decade as an agent at William Morris and UTA.

“MRC is known for its pedigree, its reputation, and its identity. It is a studio that prioritizes protecting the artists we love,” said Henderson. “I am looking forward to working with a company that has the agility to evolve as the world evolves around it. It will be a rewarding challenge to help scale MRC without losing what makes it so great already.”