The Crew Company was founded in 1997 by husband and wife team: Katy and David Henthorne. They both started in the entertainment 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 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 List was recently launched as a new option for industry professionals to find, easily vet and book their own crews directly online.
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 beautiful 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 is a proud Mother of two daughters, both attending Arizona State University. She and husband David have a sweet 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 parent of two daughters, both attending his alma-mater, ASU.
Bethany Henthorne – Production Assistant
Joining The Crew Company in 2016, Bethany has grown up in the family business. Currently a Junior, studying Film and Media Production with an emphasis in Producing at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, Bethany is working behind the scenes here and on location. Since joining the company, she has worked on numerous Crew Company shoots for The Dr. Phil Show, Crime Watch Daily, and other documentary style productions. In addition, she has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work as a Production Assistant in Los Angeles with Bob Bain Productions for the Teen Choice Awards (’17) and Jesse Collins Entertainment for The BET Awards (’17, ’18). She followed in David’s footsteps by working on The Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas (’16, ’17). Bethany has a keen eye, so has been tasked with taking stills and video in the field for The Crew Company social media accounts when the opportunity allows for it. She has become known for having a fresh and creative perspective on set and she thrives on the pace and energy of the industry.