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Ross to senior veep, Stanford Grossman to VP

Jim Henson Prods. has promoted two creative affairs executives.

Marcy Ross has been upped to senior VP of creative affairs, and Halle Stanford Grossman has been upped to veep of creative affairs.

Ross, previously a VP, will continue to oversee all aspects of primetime TV programming, including development and production of series and telefilms. Jim Henson Prods. will soon announce a new fantasy-adventure cable series for primetime, and Ross will have creative oversight of that project.

She’ll also keep an eye on Henson’s children’s programming, although Stanford Grossman will be the primary executive for that area. Ross will report to Margaret Loesch, president of the Jim Henson TV Group Worldwide.

Prior to joining Jim Henson Prods. in 1996, Ross was VP of Sandollar TV, where she helped develop the WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Before that she was a theater producer.

Stanford Grossman’s main responsibility continues to be children’s programming development, including animated and live-action programs. Reporting to Ross, she currently oversees “BRATS of the Lost Nebula,” which debuts on the WB this fall. She’s also adding duties in the direct-to-video children’s area.

Stanford Grossman joined the company in 1993 and was upped to manager of creative affairs in 1995 and director in 1997. Prior to working for Jim Henson Prods., she was a development associate at Savage Studios/Fox Kids Network. She also worked for Nelvana.

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