Lazer upped to vice chair at Henson

David Lazer has been named vice chairman, emeritus, of Jim Henson Prods.

For the past 15 years, Lazer has been exec veepee of Henson Prods., serving as exec producer on the TV series “The Muppet Show.” He also co-produced “The Muppet Movie” and “The Great Muppet Caper”; exec produced “The Dark Crystal”; produced “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and was exec supervising producer of “Labyrinth.”

He began his association with Jim Henson in 1966, when he and Henson pioneered new concepts in sales/training films in the Muppet Meeting Films series.

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