President, Production, Columbia Pictures
Michael De Luca was named president of Production for Columbia Pictures in December, 2013. In that role, De Luca partners with Hannah Minghella and works closely with Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad to oversee all aspects of development and production at the legendary motion picture label.
From 2004 through 2013, De Luca headed his own production company, which had a development and production agreement with Columbia Pictures. As an independent producer, De Luca focused on developing provocative specialized films with visionary filmmakers, as well as pop culture, mainstream genre films with franchise potential. His projects for Columbia included David Fincher's Academy Award® winning drama The Social Network, the Oscar® nominated Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, and Paul Greengrass's Oscar® nominee for Best Picture, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks. He will also serve as a producer of the highly anticipated adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, to be released February 13, 2015.
Prior to forming Michael De Luca Productions, De Luca served as DreamWorks' Head of Production. At DreamWorks, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the live-action division and the production of such films as Todd Phillips' Old School and Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's hit comedy Anchorman.
He previously spent 7 years as President and COO of New Line Productions. During his tenure, he created the highly successful Friday, Blade, Austin Powers and Rush Hour franchises. He championed such groundbreaking sleeper hits as Seven, Wag the Dog, Pleasantville, and Boogie Nights, and launched the directing careers of Jay Roach, Brett Ratner, Gary Ross, Alan and Albert Hughes, F. Gary Gray, the Farrelly brothers, and Paul Thomas Anderson.