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Disney has found its man to run physical production.
The studio is bringing on board Tony To, who helped Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg make the duo’s acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers and The Pacific, to act as the studio’s exec vp production.
To first worked with Hanks producing the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. He served as co-exec producer and directed several installments of the acclaimed Band of Brothers and its follow-up, The Pacific.
He has also directed several episodes of House and Harsh Realm.
To was also a producer on Carl Franklin’s 1992 thriller One False Move and worked with Robert Redford on HBO’s Grand Avenue.
To will report to Disney’s president of production Sean Bailey with responsibilities including overseeing all aspects of physical production for the studios’ live-action feature film slate.
To steps into a limelight position vacated by Bruce Hendricks, the longtime president of physical production who exited the studio in February. One reason for the parting of ways was personnel cutbacks due to Disney making fewer live-action movies.
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