Ted Gagliano is President of Feature Post Production at 20th Century Fox, responsible for the completion of more than 30 films per year from its four production divisions.
During his career, he has overseen post production on more than 500 Fox films, including Titanic, Independence Day, Master and Commander, Walk the Line, as well as the Star Wars, X-Men, and Ice Age franchises. Most recently, Ted oversaw the complex post production of the groundbreaking hits Prometheus, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and James Cameron's Avatar.
Because of his experience on Avatar, Ted is a believer in the convergence of motion picture science and innovative medical technologies that utilize advances in light and sound. He is the lead backer of iGuide Surgical Systems, which uses LED devices and new imaging technology for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and US HIFU, which uses high intensity focused ultra sound to treat prostate cancer.
In 2011 he made a major philanthropic investment in UCLA's Brain Tumor Program to fund a novel approach to brain cancer in which the body's own immune system is trained to recognize and eliminate cancer cells, naturally. In 2012 Ted joined the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery Board of Advisors. In June of this year, he launched the first annual Golden Portal Awards, recognizing the art and science of film and medicine, a benefit for UCLA's Brain Tumor Program that provides critical resources for clinical trials that will some day lead to a cure.
Ted truly embodies the spirit of the Luminary Award, which celebrates members of the community who go above and beyond to be a light of hope for those fighting for their neurological recovery.