Gary Lucchesi to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Cayman Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Gary Lucchesi
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This year’s Cayman International Film Festival will honor Gary Lucchesi with a lifetime achievement award on its closing night, July 4, Variety has learned exclusively.

Lucchesi is currently president of Lakeshore Entertainment and co-president of the Producers Guild of America.

Lucchesi began his career as an agent at William Morris, representing Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Michelle Pfeiffer and John Malkovich. He then served as vice president and senior vice president of production at TriStar. Eventually he became president of production at Paramount Pictures before forming his own company, Gary Lucchesi Productions. There, he produced the Oscar-nominated film “Primal Fear.”

He also served as president of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Film Company. Then, in 1997, he joined Tom Rosenberg’s Lakeshore as president.

During his tenure, Lakeshore has produced more than 60 films, including “Million Dollar Baby,” the “Underworld” franchise, “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Runaway Bride,” “Arlington Road” and “The Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively.

Lucchesi and Lori McCreary were named last year as co-presidents of the PGA.

The Cayman Islands International Film Festival, also called CayFilm, takes place this year from July 1 through July 4.

The fest’s website states that its mission is to “open doors for Caymanians and residents into careers in film and elicit appreciation for the art form through inspirational education and unique entertainment experiences.”