Tony Safford

Vice President

Tony Safford is Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Production for 20th Century Fox including Searchlight Pictures. After graduating UCSB with a BA in Film Studies in 1977, Tony went on to graduate study of film theory and criticism at the University of Iowa, completing his MA in 1980. He then began his professional career at Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, moved to The American Film Institute in Washington DC, and then became the first year-round Festival Program Director for what was to become the Sundance Film Festival from 1985 to 1990. From there he moved to New LIne Cinema and to Miramax Films. He has been at Fox since 1998.