Tendo nagenda is a board member of Kounkuey Design Initiative. As Executive Vice President of Production at Disney, Tendo Nagenda oversees a slate of live-action feature films through development, production, physical production and post-production. His most recent films include 2017's blockbuster live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, 2015's live action adaptation of Cinderella, the critically-acclaimed Saving Mr. Banks and the inspirational drama Queen of Katwe. He is currently working on an adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time with Ava DuVernay directing and Oprah Winfrey starring, and the live action adaptations of Dumbo, with Tim Burton, and Mulan, with director Niki Caro. Nagenda joined the company as Vice President of Production in March 2010. Prior to Disney, Nagenda served as VP of Production for Good Universe (Juno, Stranger Than Fiction) from December 2007, actively developing a diverse array of projects. During his tenure, Tendo oversaw the production of the Sam Raimi directed Drag Me To Hell, and co-produced 50/50 starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen. He joined Good Universe’s team after serving as a creative executive at Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. His mandate at Plan B was to find, develop and nurture projects that ambitiously sought to blend entertainment with substance. As such, he worked on a wide array of projects including Paramount’s World War Z starring Brad Pitt and A Mighty Heart starring Angelina Jolie. Nagenda developed a reputation within the entertainment business as an identifier of talent while working as a junior creative executive at Warner Independent Pictures, from its inception in 2003. While there he worked on high-profile projects such as George Clooney’s Good Night and Good Luck and the hit documentary March of the Penguins. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a dual degree in Economics and Government, Nagenda began his career as a Consultant for Deloitte, a financial firm, where his clients included E! Entertainment Television and Northrop Grumman. He found a place as a Production Finance analyst at HBO before segueing to the creative side of producing feature films. His belief that filmed content – specifically feature films – can impact and expand the way people see and experience the world has informed his career trajectory and led him to his current position at the biggest media company in the world.

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