Michael De Luca
(born August 13, 1965) is an American movie producer
Life and career
De Luca was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a worker at ConEdison
. De Luca was exposed to motion pictures by his father, who would sneak the youngster into movie theaters. Although he has been characterized as "neither athletic nor academic," he skipped the eighth grade and enrolled at New York University
in film studies at age 17. An internship with the independent producer-distributor New Line led to an offer of full-time work when he was just a few credits shy of graduating from NYU. De Luca abandoned academia for a career in showbiz in 1986. Originally tapped to work as a story editor, he rose fairly quickly through the ranks, thanks in part to his mentor, chair and co-founder Robert Shaye
In 1988, De Luca made his debut as an associate producer on "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III". De Luca has been collecting comics since childhood and is a huge fan of comics and sci-fi such as Star Trek.
In 1996, De Luca, a self-proclaimed "Trekie", was approached by the producers Brannon Braga
and Ron Moore
and pitched an idea which turned into an opportunity to write an episode for the series.
Controversially Michael De Luca was seen receiving oral sex in front of important celebrities at the William Morris Agency's Oscar party... Read More