Michael De Luca
Kim Leeson
United States
2021

Michael
De
Luca

Chairman, Motion Picture Group

There’s no telling if De Luca will survive MGM’s pending $8.45 billion acquisition by Amazon, but he’s definitely given the once-storied studio a shot of creative adrenaline since taking charge of its film division in February 2020, lining up movies from big-name directors Ridley Scott (“House of Gucci”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”), Joe Wright (“Cyrano”), Ron Howard (“Thirteen Lives”) and George Miller (“Three Thousand Years of Longing”), as well as projects from up-and-coming filmmakers including Lena Waithe (a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic) and Chinonye Chukwu (“Till”). His slate also features directorial debuts from Channing Tatum (“Dog”), Billy Porter (an untitled coming-of-age tale about a trans teen), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed III”), Zoë Kravitz (“Pussy Island”) and comedian Jerrod Carmichael (“On the Count of Three”).

Career

  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK
  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
  • ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA

Education

  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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MGM Film Chiefs Michael De Luca, Pam Abdy Out at Amazon in Shake-Up

MGM Film Chiefs Michael De Luca, Pam Abdy Out at Amazon in Shake-Up

Amazon has parted ways with two top MGM film executives roughly a month after it closed its $8.5 billion deal to buy the studio.Michael De Luca, the motion picture group chairman, and Pamela Abdy, the motion picture group president, have resigned.De Luca had recently made overtures to David Zaslav about coming to Warner Bros. Discovery, according to multiple insiders, going so far as writing an impassioned hand-written letter about how he'd shape film programming at the newly-merged company. The rumor...

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