Doug McHenry

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Doug McHenry is an American film director and producer.

Doug McHenry was born in 1952 and grew up in Richmond, California. He graduated from Stanford University in 1973 with a degree in economics, and from Harvard University with a degree in law and business administration.[1]

He worked for film producer Peter Guber at Casablanca Records as a business affairs executive then production executive, involved in films Thank God It's Friday (1978), The Hollywood Knights (1980) and Foxes (1980)[2] before starting his own production company, Elephant Walk Entertainment, with partner George Jackson. Jackson and McHenry produced a number of films together including Krush Groove, New Jack City, Jason's Lyric, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and the series of House Party films.[3][4][5]

He directed Jason's Lyric starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Allen Payne, and Forest Whitaker.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Doug McHenry biography and filmography". Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Donalson, Melvin (2003). Black Directors in Hollywood. Austin, Texas, United States of America: University of Texas Press. pp. 156–159. ISBN 978-0-292-7017-3 Check |isbn= value: length (help). 
  3. ^ Luke Ford (2004). The Producers: Profiles in Frustration. iUniverse. ISBN 978-0-595-32016-5. 
  4. ^ "Doug McHenry Biography (1958?-)". Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent. "Doug McHenry - About This Person - Movies & TV -". Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Doug Mchenry". Filmbug. July 3, 2002. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Doug McHenry". October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 

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