Michael De Luca
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Michael De Luca Productions

Michael
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Producer / Writer

A larger-than-life presence in the studio bean-counting world, De Luca has always been a risk-taker with an eye for talent and material and an innate command of popular culture. He was instrumental in helping to define New Line with such giant hits as “Rush Hour,” “Boogie Nights,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” “The Mask,” “Dumb & Dumber” and “Mortal Kombat,” as well as collaborations with edgier talent like Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson and Spike Jonze. After a stint at DreamWorks and Sony, he set up his own shop and worked on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. He was thrice nominated for best picture Oscars (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball, “Captain Phillips”) and nabbed an Emmy nod in 2017 for co-producing the Academy Awards telecast.

Career

  • SE7EN
  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
  • 90TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Education

  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Showman of the Year

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Michael De Luca Turns Down Paramount Pictures Offer (EXCLUSIVE)

Michael De Luca Turns Down Paramount Pictures Offer (EXCLUSIVE)

UPDATED: Producer and former Sony Pictures Entertainment production boss Michael De Luca has turned down an offer to take a top job at Paramount Pictures, sources say."Although he was very flattered and tempted, it ultimately wasn't the right fit, and he has a great deal at Universal," said a person familiar with De Luca's thinking.De Luca had been widely reported to be on the verge of joining Paramount as the No. 2 under a new chairman and CEO, presumed to be...

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