Greg Henry is co-founder and co-president of Lucky 8, a full-service television and film production company based in New York City that creates unscripted content for broadcast and cable networks, as well as streaming platforms.
Leveraging roughly 25 years of experience in creating unscripted television and film, Henry oversees all production, development and operations for Lucky 8. Since launching the company in 2014, he’s executive produced hundreds of hours of Lucky 8 programming, encompassing nearly every unscripted genre – from access-driven law enforcement projects and embedded docuseries, to true-crime, documentary, science and more.
His credits for Lucky 8 include A&E’s long-running and critically acclaimed 60 Days In franchise, which debuted in 2016 as cable’s #1 new non-fiction series, garnering multiple industry awards and sparking reform at detention facilities across the country; National Geographic’s To Catch A Smuggler, which documents the broad effort by DHS to disrupt smuggling by individuals and organizations at our nation’s ports of entry; the award winning Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima which entailed months of close coordination with the USMC; the upcoming special The CIA at 75 which tells the story of the Agency from its birth to present day; Border Live, which followed state, county and federal law enforcement in real time along the US southern border; and A&E’s Behind Bars: Rookie Year which documented the challenges faced by first year C.O.s in the New Mexico Corrections Department.
Other Lucky 8 series/specials shepherded by Henry include the award Bravo’s social experiment, In a Man’s World (executive produced by Viola Davis); People Magazine Investigates: Cults, Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep, Killer Unknown and The Real Story with María Elena Salinas for ID; Discovery’s “Shark Week” hits The Laws of Jaws (2018) and Laws of Jaws: Dangerous Waters (2019); HISTORY’s ongoing series The Food That Built America; A&E’s Undercover High, OWN’s Released; Deadly Power and The Disappearance of… Phoenix Coldon for Oxygen; and NatGeo’s two-hour special Jane Goodall: The Hope.
Additionally, Henry and Lucky 8 produce feature documentaries, with credits including Showtime’s lauded Bronx Obama (2014), as well as Standing Up, which premiered in 2017 at DOC NYC.
Prior to Lucky 8, Henry was the executive producer on the Sundance award-winning documentary The Redemption of General Butt Naked, and executive produced Animal Planet’s Off the Hook and National Geographic’s Hard Time. He was also a writer and director on History’s The Revolution and has produced on various PBS series and long-form documentaries, including the four-part series America’s First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson and the weekly PBS program NOW with Bill Moyers.
Henry began his career working with renowned documentarian Charles Guggenheim as an editor collaborating on many films, including the Academy Award-nominated A Place in the Land.