As Executive Vice President of Post Production at Paramount Pictures since January 2011, Stephanie Ito oversees all aspects of the department, from budgeting to the delivery of the final print, for all theatrical releases from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Insurge Pictures and Paramount Animation. She joined Paramount’s post production department as Senior Vice President in 2005.
Most notably, Ito oversaw post on the hit films “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON,” Michael Bay’s first film in stereo, for which they developed a hybrid 3D post process to achieve the incredible experience he was after; J.J. Abrams’ “STAR TREK,” which was nominated for Academy Awards in both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing; “SUPER 8,” directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg; and “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,” the latest installment in the Tom Cruise action franchise.
Ito has recently completed post on “FLIGHT,” Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action filmmaking, starring Denzel Washington; and Christopher McQuarrie’s action-thriller “JACK REACHER,” starring Tom Cruise. She is currently at work on Michael Bay’s “PAIN AND GAIN” and “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” among others.
Prior to joining Paramount, Ito served as a Post Production Supervisor at DreamWorks, where she worked on the following titles from legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg: “WAR OF THE WORLDS,” “MUNICH” and “INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.” Before that, Ito worked as a Digital Intermediate Producer at Technicolor Digital Intermediates and in Post at National Geographic Television, Specials.