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The Crew Company was founded in 1997 by husband and wife entertainment professionals: Katy and David Henthorne. Both started in the industry as producers and production managers. From their respective experience, the concept of The Crew Company developed. There was no other Crewing Agency operated by people who truly understood the demands of LA production–both on set and in the field. They knew what it took from the side of the Production Company, as well as the side of the Crew working in the field. Their agency has always been more than just a having a “list” of professionals….but having an understanding of what a production needs. This approach is what made The Crew Company the go-to company in the entertainment industry and beyond.  The Crew Company relocated base of operation to Arizona in 1999. From there, they have been able to focus on securing the best crew members worldwide while staying current in the nearby production industry.

Katy Henthorne, President & Founder

Originally from The Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York, Katy graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s in Science (’93) in Mass Communication and a minor in Speech. Her television career began at Paramount Pictures at the NBC sit-com: The Mommies before transitioning to daily syndication for a long stint on Hard Copy working her way up to produce for the widely recognized segment Caught on Tape. Later, she went on to produce for syndicated studio talk-shows (The Leeza Show) before returning to field production, producing several docuseries for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Warner Brothers. As a former producer in doc and daily syndicated television, she has a solid understanding of the field requirements for creative production.

David Henthorne, Vice-President & Co-Founder

Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, David graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Arts (’89) and soon moved to Los Angeles where he began his television career. He had a long run at Paramount Pictures with The Arsenio Hall Show and Hard Copy. Before landing on the back-lot, he got his start with short stints on live-to-air award shows (The Grammy Awards, The Soul Train Awards, etc.), Later, moved on to documentary series for The Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, and A&E. David was a Production Manager in the industry for over 10 years. It was this experience with production budgeting and crewing day-of-air shoots that led to him co-founding the Company.