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Sebastian Milito is a set construction coordinator for film and television as well as a photographer, photojournalist, producer, playwright, and screenwriter. He coordinated the construction of sets on 2009's Star Trek. He previously worked with Star Trek producer and director J.J. Abrams on the film Mission: Impossible III.
Milito was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied photography at The School of Visual Arts and The New School in New York City in the 1960s. He also apprenticed in fashion and commercial studios. He has since become a professional photographer, and his work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times and TimeLife. He was also a contracted photojournalist on New York City's nightly news program The 51st State from 1972 through 1973.
In the 1980s, Milito was the producer of the news program KCET Newsbeat with Clete Roberts. He also wrote two episodes of the NBC medical drama Quincy, M.E., on which Robert Ito and Garry Walberg were regulars. Later, his story formed the basis of the 1987 CBS TV movie After the Promise, which received two Golden Globe nominations. He was also an associate producer on this movie.
In addition, Milito wrote the Oviation Award-nominated play Falling In Love Again: An Evening With Marlene, based on the life of Marlene Dietrich, which was first performed in 1989 at The Theater Center in Los Angeles. It was later performed at The Shakespeare Festival in 1994, at the White Barn Theater in Westport, Connecticut in 2000, and at Theater East in Los Angeles in 2003. He also produced the play during the latter performance, and has produced several other stage plays.
His career as a construction coordinator began in the 1980s on such television shows as Murder, She Wrote and The Wizard. He has since coordinated set construction on a number of films, including: Paramount Pictures' Clear and Present Danger (featuring Vaughn Armstrong, Reg E. Cathey, Raymond Cruz, Elizabeth Dennehy, Ellen Geer, Aaron Lustig, John Putch, Cameron Thor, and Harris Yulin; with set decoration by Mickey S. Michaels); The Shawshank Redemption (starring Bill Bolender, Clancy Brown, Jude Ciccolella, Bob Gunton, Don McManus, Mark Rolston, and William Sadler); Paramount's Executive Decision (directed by Stuart Baird and featuring Brad Blaisdell, Len Cariou, Ken Jenkins, Andreas Katsulas, Tim Kelleher, Warren Munson, Richard Riehle, Eugene Roche, and Dey Young; with set decoration by Marvin March); The Green Mile (starring James Cromwell and William Sadler); Vanilla Sky (with art direction supervised by Beat Frutiger); and Charlie Wilson's War (featuring Cyia Batten, Spencer Garrett, Pasha Lychnikoff, Brian Markinson, Rachel Nichols, and Faran Tahir).
Star Trek is the second film on which Milito has coordinated construction that was directed by J.J. Abrams. The first was Paramount's 2006 hit Mission: Impossible III.