'Cinderella' and 'Saving Mr. Banks' Executive Tendo Nagenda Promoted at Disney
The executive is overseeing the studio's live-action take on the classic fairy tale
Tendo Nagenda has been promoted to senior vp, production, at the Walt Disney Studios.
The executive had been with Disney since 2010, working in the studio’s live action division as vp, production, overseeing film development and focusing on a combination of original IP as well as bringing some of the studio’s own classics to life.
Nagenda was instrumental in ushering Saving Mr. Banks through production, including bringing the script to the studio. The movie ended up being Disney’s first live-action awards contender in many years.
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He is currently working on Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella, which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. The fantasy film will be in theatres on March 13, 2015.
Among the other projects he is shepherding are A Wrinkle in Time, an adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle children’s classic being written by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee, as well as Beauty and the Beast, which has director Bill Condon attached.
Prior to working at Disney, he served as vp, production, at Mandate Pictures, where he worked on such films as 50/50 and Drag Me to Hell. Nagenda also held positions at Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Warner Independent.
He will continue to report to president of production Sean Bailey.