Stephanie Ito is returning to Paramount Pictures as president of post-production and innovation, the studio announced Wednesday. The longtime exec left the studio last year to join Epic Games.
Ito joined Paramount in 2006 and became the first woman to lead post-production at a major studio. She has also lobbied for diversity in Hollywood, serving as executive co-chairman of Viacom’s Asian Media Professionals group. During her time at Paramount, she worked on post-production for all of the studio’s “Transformers” films as well as installments of the “Mission: Impossible” series and both “A Quiet Place” and its sequel. to come.
Lee Rosenthal, head of physical production for Paramount, announced Ito’s rehiring in a memo to staff members this morning.
I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Ito will return to Paramount Pictures to join our team as President, Post-Production and Innovation.
In her new role, Stephanie will oversee the post-production, writing and finishing needs for all of our theatrical and SVOD titles. She will also be responsible for guiding new technology strategies for production capture and exposure, with the goal of exploring new formats and methods of filmmaking that will keep the studio and our filmmakers at the forefront of production capabilities. modern. Stephanie will start on March 16.
I had the privilege of working with Stephanie for 13 years and on too many films to count! She is a pioneering executive and visionary leader who always manages to seamlessly weave together all the elements and nuances of post-production, while earning the trust of filmmakers, directors, producers, colleagues and craftspeople.
Stephanie joins us from Epic Games Studios where she most recently served as Head of Production, overseeing production, post-production and visual effects. Before that, she spent 16 years at Paramount Pictures where she was the first woman to reach the rank of president of post-production at a major studio. During her tenure, Stephanie oversaw post-production on franchises such as Mission: Impossible, A Quiet Place I & II, Transformers and Star Trek, as well as award contenders and high-profile films such as Rocketman, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Big Court and vol.
We are incredibly fortunate to have Stephanie back at Paramount to take on this new challenge and bring both her institutional knowledge and cutting-edge technological experience to our productions. Please join me in welcoming and congratulating Stephanie on her new role.