Sean Bailey, president of production for The Walt Disney Studios, announced today that Tony To will join the Studios' production team as Executive Vice President, Production, reporting directly to him. To's responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of physical production for the Studios' live-action feature film slate.
"Tony is a gifted producer and director with an incredible wealth of experience working with the best filmmakers in the world," said Bailey. "He's one of the most dedicated and passionate producers I know. His unique point of view and deep working knowledge of the craft and the business are a perfect complement to our motion picture production team."
"I'm honored and excited to join Sean and his team to support the incredible roster of talent that The Walt Disney Studios attracts," said To. "The Studio has an exceptionally strong upcoming slate full of impressive projects. I look forward to the opportunities ahead."
To is a veteran producer and director who has teamed with some of the most talented professionals in the entertainment industry. In 1998, after working on several HBO projects, he produced the Tom Hanks miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" for the network. He later served as co-executive producer alongside Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on the seminal 10-part HBO saga "Band of Brothers" and its critically acclaimed follow-up "The Pacific." All three projects earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries, among numerous other accolades.
As a producer, To worked with Carl Franklin and Billy Bob Thornton on 1992's "One False Move" and Robert Redford on the HBO project "Grand Avenue." To has directed episodes of "The Pacific," "Band of Brothers" and "House M.D." His producing and directing projects have earned Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers Guild and Peabody awards.
In 2010, To founded Ensemble Entertainment, a media company focused on event television programming.