Michael De Luca
Kim Leeson
United States
2020

MGM Studios

Michael
De
Luca

Chairman, Motion Picture Group

When De Luca took office as chairman of MGM’s motion picture group in February 2020, he hit the ground running, quickly putting in place female executives Pamela Abdy and Alana Mayo to lead the studio’s two film divisions and rebranding Orion Pictures as a film label that is dedicated to underrepresented voices. He also went on a dealmaking spree, striking first-look deals with producer Jennifer Todd and Killer Films as well as a second-look deal with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, all the while lining up a slate of films that includes Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives,” Ridley Scott’s untitled Gucci project, George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” a new Paul Thomas Anderson film, Joe Wright’s “Cyrano,” Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s directorial debut “Dog,” Tommy Kail’s remake of “Fiddler on the Roof,” David Slade’s “Dark Harvest” and Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel “Project Hail Mary.”

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
  • Showman of the Year
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