Disney Taps 'Narnia' Producer for Key Physical Production Role (Exclusive)

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The move is a promotion for Philip Steuer, who joined the studio in May 2014 as a senior vp in the physical department.

Philip Steuer, who was a producer on the Chronicles of Narnia movies, has been named executive vp, physical production at the Walt Disney Studios.

The move is actually a promotion for Steuer, who joined the studio in May 2014 as a senior vp in the physical department.

In this position, the exec will oversee all aspects of physical production, visual effects and postproduction for Disney Live Action feature films under Sean Bailey, Disney’s president of production.

Current projects include The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland 2, The Finest Hours, Pete’s Dragon, and Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

“We were very excited to bring Phil to Disney full-time several months ago and he has been a fantastic addition to our team,” said Bailey. “His leadership qualities quickly became apparent and it’s my pleasure to announce his promotion.”

Steuer worked on several Disney films before setting up shop at the studio, acting as a producer on 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks and an executive producer on 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful and 2014’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. He also was an executive producer on The Rookie and The Alamo in the early 2000s.

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