Tendo Nagenda, a Walt Disney Studios live-action senior creative executive who oversaw Disney’s 2015 hit Cinderella, has been upped to EVP Production. In his former post since 2010, he shepherded a slate through development, production, physical production and post.
Currently, Nagenda is the development exec on Queen Of Katwe, which stars Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and just dropped its first trailer last week.
Cinderella grossed $543.5 million at the global box office. Other live-action pics from Disney’s animation library on is roster are Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson, Dumbo with Tim Burton and Mulan. He also is spearheading A Wrinkle In Time being directed by Ava DuVernay and an adaptation of the Young Merlin series.
Before Disney, Nagenda was VP Production at Good Universe and also had stints at Plan B and Warner Independent.