Tony DiSanto

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Tony DiSanto
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Education New York University

Tony DiSanto is a founding partner and co-owner, along with Liz Gateley, of DiGa,a studio and production company hybrid [1] staked by IAC mogul Barry Diller and Electus founder Ben Silverman.[2]

From June 2009 through January 2010, DiSanto served as the President of Programming at MTV, supervising the development and production of all series, specials, and feature films for television.[3] During his tenure as President, the network’s ratings rose 30 percent with reality hits such as Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant and Jersey Shore,[4] three of the highest rated shows in cable television in 2010.[5] DiSanto also ushered in a return to scripted programming at the channel with The Hard Times of RJ Berger,[1] Teen Wolf[6] and Skins,[7] the latter two of which will launch in 2011.

DiSanto began his career as an intern at MTV.[3][8] He graduated to directing commercial spots, music videos, and electronic press kits for bands. By 2003, as Head of Production, DiSanto was supervising special events as well as creating and executive producing shows. DiSanto's early efforts include creating Say What? Karaoke and Global Groove, and co-creating Total Request Live with Carson Daly.[9][10]

DiSanto is a graduate of the Kanbar Institute of Film, Television and New Media of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

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