Mandy Tankenson

Mandy Tankenson

SVP, Head of Production

Mandy Tankenson serves as SVP, Head of Production, overseeing all production activity at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Tankenson most recently oversaw production of THE MARVELS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3, and ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. She served as Executive Producer on multiple CG Features, including: SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, VIVO, THE SEA BEAST, the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, and LOVE DEATH & ROBOTS.

While at Imageworks, Tankenson also served as co-producer on Sony Pictures Animation’s SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, senior producer on the live-action features CONCUSSION, starring Will Smith, and Marvel’s highly successful GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. She has also served as digital producer on Sony Pictures Animation’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS as well as G-FORCE for Walt Disney Pictures. Mandy began her career at Imageworks as a digital production manager on the Academy Award®-nominated feature THE POLAR EXPRESS.

Prior to Imageworks, Tankenson served as a visual effects producer at Zoic Studios, Meteor Studios and Centropolis Studios working on numerous features including: 300, FINAL DESTINATION 3, FANTASTIC FOUR, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, THE INVASION and VANILLA SKY.

Tankenson is a member of the PGA, ASIFA and WIA. She is a graduate of USC.

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 I fell into making movies when a friend needed a PA on Joel Schumacher's BATMAN & ROBIN, and haven't looked back.