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.
Katy Henthorne – President and Co-Founder
Originally from upstate New York, Katy graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s in Science (’93). Her television career began at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood 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 docu-series for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Warner Brothers, etc.. As a former producer in documentary and daily syndicated television, she has a solid understanding of the field requirements for creative production. When not working tirelessly on crewing, you can find Katy hiking on AZ’s trails or laughing with friends. Travel is an important part of her life, she has only 3 states in the US left to visit, and has taken on the beauty and history of Europe and S. America. Katy has two daughters, both attending Arizona State University. She and husband David have a dog and cat who keep the “empty nest” full.
David Henthorne – Vice-President and 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 entertainment industry for over 10 years before co-founding The Crew Company. He knows that this type of camera crew booking service takes a large amount of stress off production – the crew search, negotiation, and vetting process. When not handling the IT and crewing, David enjoys sports. As an ASU Football and Basketball season ticket holder and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan – he is always up for a sports chat! David is a proud dad of two daughters, both attending his alma-mater, ASU.
Bethany Henthorne – Assistant Production Coordinator
Bethany is in her senior year at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University as a Film and Media Production student. As she’s about to earn her BA degree, Bethany is working behind the scenes here and on location assisting with booking shoots, organizing crew details and managing The Crew Company social media accounts. To be an effective booking agent, field experience is vital: She has worked on Crew Company shoots for The Dr. Phil Show, Crime Watch Daily, HGTV and film productions. She’s worked in the LA trenches as a Production Assistant on live award shows including: The Grammy Awards (AEG/Ken Ehrlich Ventures); Teen Choice Awards (Bob Bain Productions) and The BET Awards (Jesse Collins Entertainment). In Las Vegas, her experience includes work as a Production Associate for Jesse Collins’/BET The Soul Train Awards. She has become known for having a fresh and creative perspective on set and she thrives on the pace and energy of the industry.