SVP, Head of Production
Mandy Tankenson serves as SVP, Head of Production, overseeing all animated features produced by Sony Pictures Imageworks. She most recently served as executive producer on Sony Pictures Animation’s THE EMOJI MOVIE and as co-producer on SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE.
While at Imageworks, Tankenson also served as 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.
Name your three favorite movies:
CINDERELLA (any version), STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, and GOODFELLAS
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
I fell into making movies when a friend needed a PA on Joel Schumacher's BATMAN & ROBIN, and haven't looked back.