Born in England in 1953, Henry eventually transplanted to New York and got her first job in production in the U.S. as a PA at Bianchi Films, which she joined in 1977. After working on feature films during the '80s, she returned to commercials, reuniting with Ed Bianchi at Lovinger Tardio Melsky and then serving as EP at his reopened shop in 1984. She then went on to become a partner in commercial production company Mougin-Henry Films with director Claude Mougin. Henry also had many credits in the TV, short film and live performance arenas. She produced shorts for Saturday Night Live, long-form music videos as well as short film projects for stars like Whoopi Goldberg.
Henry executive produced The Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia in 1988, several documentary films, including one recounting the NYPD's 13th precinct Emergency Service Unit's response to the events of 9/11, and was also an integral member of the AICP New Media Committee.
There will be celebration of Jillian's life on Sunday, February 24 at the Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop, 2 Lexington Ave, New York City, from 2 to 5pm. For more information, and to RSVP for the memorial service (space is limited), go to http://web.mac.com/jillianhenry1.