Sam Dickerman has left his position as Executive Vice President, Production for Columbia Pictures and joined Walt Disney Studios with the same title. He will report directly to Sean Bailey, the President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production and will be responsible for the development and production of Disney’s live-action films.

“It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a part of The Walt Disney Studios,” said Dickerman. “While I will always cherish my time at Sony and Columbia Pictures, I am tremendously excited to join Sean and the Disney production team and can’t wait to get started.”

While at Columbia, Dickerman worked on “American Hustle,” “Salt” and “Battle: Los Angeles.” He began his tenure at the studio in 2005 as a Senior Vice President, Production.  

“Sam is a talented executive with a history of creating dynamic and compelling films,” said Bailey. “His passion for filmmaking, proven track record, and wealth of experience make him a great addition to our Disney live-action team.”

Prior to his time at Columbia, Dickerman served as President of Radiant Productions, director Wolfgang Petersen’s production company.  At Radiant, Dickerman worked on”Troy” and “The Perfect Storm.”