Lucasfilm have hired Tony To who was previously executive VP of production at Disney. His new role will see him as head of production and development. Tony To will oversee all Lucafilm productions.
“This is such an exciting and creative time at Lucasfilm and I’m overjoyed to have Tony on board,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “He has unmatched production expertise and a tremendous passion for storytelling. He is a wonderful addition to the fantastic creative team we have in place to develop new content.”
Tony To has also worked with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on HBO's Band of Brothers.
Variety tell us:
In addition to working with Lucasfilm’s production department, run by Jason McGatlin and the creative development team, overseen by Kiri Hart, To also will oversee visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic, led by Lynwen Brennan and John Knoll, Skywalker Sound, run by Josh Lowden, and Disney’s recently announced co-development program with Shanghai Media Group Pictures to develop Disney-branded movies for China and other markets.
“Lucasfilm has an amazing legacy and an equally amazing future,” To said in a statement. “It is an honor to be a part of such an accomplished and talented team while continuing to work with my esteemed Disney friends and colleagues.”
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