Henson board taps Haber

Bill Haber, the co-founder and former partner of Creative Artists Agency who left in 1995 to join Save the Children, has joined the board of directors for Jim Henson Prods., the company announced Tuesday.

Haber, who repped the Hensons when he was at CAA, will meet with the board three to four times a year. He also will continue to consult on industry matters with chairman Brian Henson on a regular basis, as he has done for the more than a year.

Haber’s appointment to the board marks the first time it will include a director not actively associated with the Henson family or company.

The board currently includes: Brian Henson; Charles Rivkin, president and COO; Lisa Henson, producer; Cheryl Henson, a VP; Jonathan Kaufelt, a lawyer with the company’s outside legal counsel; and Frank Oz, a puppeteer and collaborator with the company.

“We’ve had a great relationship with Bill for years,” Brian Henson said. “He was our primary agent at CAA. He had a real passion for the company and great wisdom in all areas of the business.”

Haber left CAA to work as special advisor to the president of Save the Children, a charity organization targeted towards kids.

He said he hoped the appointment would help forge ties between the Henson company and Save the Children.

“Children love the Muppets and the Muppets love children,” he said.

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