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Michael De Luca is a gifted Hollywood producer who has been charged with delivering some of Sony's recent best movies, from Best Picture nominees "Moneyball" and "The Social Network" to this year's contender "Captain Phillips." (Our interview with him here.) He often works with other top producers, including Dana Brunetti and Scott Rudin. But clearly Sony's motion picture chief Amy Pascal trusts him. Under pressure on many fronts to up Sony's game after a troubled year, Pascal already brought in ex-Fox chief Tom Rothman to reinvigorate Sony's TriStar label. And now Sony is following up installing a new marketing chief by changing the guard in production as well. Veteran Michael De Luca, 48, is joining Hannah Minghella, 34, as president of production at Sony's Columbia Pictures label. Minghella, the daughter of the late British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, is the Sony creative executive who has been supervising the "21 Jump Street," "Salt," and "The Amazing Spider. »
- Anne Thompson
De Luca, who prior to Captain Phillips produced The Social Network, Moneyball, the Ghost Rider franchise and 21 for the studio, will partner with Hannah Minghella to oversee development and production.
De Luca will report to Columba Pictures president Doug Belgrad, who will continue to oversee Columbia’s slate of films and creative staff and expands his role to encompass duties across the Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group.
Prior to establishing Michael De Luca Productions, De Luca held the post of head of production at DreamWorks and before that served seven years as president and COO of New Line Productions.
“Mike has worked with us on several of our highest-quality and most »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Veteran producer Michael De Luca is going back into the executive ranks of the studio world -- he's been named president of production for Columbia Pictures at Sony Entertainment. He will partner with existing production president Hannah Minghella to oversee development and production for the Columbia Pictures label, and will report to Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad. De Luca became president of production at New Line after rising through the ranks at New Line. In 2001, he moved to DreamWorks, becoming the company’s president of production until 2004. In that year, he became a solo producer, setting up shop at Columbia with
- Borys Kit
Aiming to bolster its executive ranks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran producer Michael De Luca to the post of president of production at Columbia Pictures after nine years in a first-look deal with the studio.
The appointment marks a return to the executive suite for De Luca, who held top slots at New Line and DreamWorks before launching his producing career in 2004. As a producer, he’s delivered Sony’s most successful recent release in “Captain Phillips” along with “The Social Network,” “Moneyball,” the Ghost Rider franchise and “21.”
The move also comes at a time when the film studio has been through a rough year with several major flops. Two weeks ago, the studio announced it was trimming its »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped “The Social Network” producer Michael De Luca as president of production for Columbia Pictures, the studio said Friday. De Luca has a long-standing relationship with Columbia, where he has had a production and development deal since 2004. In his new role, he will partner with Hannah Minghella and will report to Doug Belgrad, President, Columbia Pictures. At Columbia, De Luca has fielded a number of critically acclaimed dramas such as “Captain Phillips” and “Moneyball,” as well as more commercially oriented entertainments such as the “Ghost Rider” franchise. De Luca should join the studio in his new capacity. »
- Brent Lang
Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”
- Justin Kroll
Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”
The trilogy has been translated into 52 languages since its release and sold more than 90 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
The Yugoslavian-born British singer-songwriter is best known for her single “Hot Right Now.” Her most recent album, “Ora,” went platinum and was the No. 1 album in the U. »
- Justin Kroll
There were a few unexpected hiccups during pre-production, but the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has officially begun shooting, nearly a year and a half after producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips) secured the screen rights to E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel. Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) is playing (ahem) inexperienced college student Anastasia Steele in the film, starring opposite Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time) – the replacement for original star Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) – as the brooding and mysterious billionaire, Christian Grey.
Since the first day of filming was delayed (and the project pushed back to 2015), Fifty Shades of Grey has gained character actor Max ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
“I don’t escape it in my sleep,” Darabont says between sips of coffee. “I go home, and whatever amount of sleep I do get, I’m dreaming about being on set and all the thorny possible things that could happen, but it’s an abstraction of those problems. … It’s just my subconscious messing with me. It’s always been that way.”
Sitting on the floor of his Spanish-style offices in Los Feliz, Darabont takes drags off an e-cig, vaguely resembling the characters in his period drama that draws on the rich heritage of L.A. noir — except that he’s wearing one of his signature Hawaiian shirts, and his nearby iPhone is »
- AJ Marechal
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today, the Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards.
The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are:
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The TV Series/Specials and Digital Series nominees will be announced on December 3, 2013. All other nominations for the 2014 Producers Guild Award categories will be announced on January 2, 2014, along with the names of the eligible producers for the nominated documentary motion pictures.
All 2014 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Producers Guild will also present special honors to Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson, Robert Iger, Peter Jackson & Joe Letteri, »
- Michelle McCue
Max Martini has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of E L James’ best-selling novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. He would play the role of Jason Taylor, Christian Grey’s bodyguard and head of his security team. Martini recently appeared in Pacific Rim for Warner Bros. and Captain Phillips for Sony. He is currently awaiting release on Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger which will be released in North America by Open Road Films. Jamie Dornan will star in this hotly anticipated film adaptation in the iconic role of Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Joining them in the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s close friend, José; and Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla. Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing alongside E L James, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele, a young college student who starts a torrid affair with 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey. Also starring is Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia's mother Carla, Luke Grimes as Christian's brother Elliott, Victor Rasuk as Anastasia's friend Jose and Eloise Mumford as Anastasia's roommate Kate.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Patrick Marber and Mark Bomback, based on E.L. James' novel. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin next month in Vancouver.
“Captain Phillips” thesp Max Martini goes from saving Tom Hanks to keeping a close eye on Jamie Dornan, as he is in negotiations to play Christian Grey’s bodyguard in Universal and Focus’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”
The trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
Photos: Jamie Dornan: From Model to ‘Fifty Shades’
- Justin Kroll
Plans for a movie adaptation of the popular Sony video game Gran Turismo moved closer to production with Watchmen writer Alex Tse signing on to write the adapted screenplay. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tse joined producers Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti for the planned adaptation of the PlayStation racing game into a feature-length action movie. In addition to Watchmen, Tse also worked on the long-simmering The Crow remake, an adaptation of the Japanese anime Ninja Scroll, a remake of the 1986 fantasy adventure Highlander and an adaptation of the graphic novel Battling Boy. Tse’s Gran Turismo script assignment followed in the footsteps of another racing game-inspired action movie, Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul. »
In what looks to be one of the last big roles to cast before the film goes into production next month, Universal and Focus has tapped Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s roommate in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The casting of this role has been an interesting one since it was of high priority after Charlie Hunnam was originally cast as Christian Grey. Uni was looking at other actresses for this role and had begun testing girls with Dakota Johnson, but Hunnam’s departure moved their focus back to the Grey role with the Kate role remaining vacant.
- Justin Kroll
Over the summer, we learned that Columbia Pictures was going after their own fast-paced racing franchise to compete with the likes of Fast & Furious and the forthcoming Need for Speed by turning the video game Gran Turismo into a movie. The Social Network producing team of Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, fresh off the Oscar hopeful Captain Phillips, are behind the film, and now the project as an intriguing writer. THR reports Alex Tse, the man who brought the seemingly unadaptable graphic novel Watchmen to the big screen, will be writing the film, but plot details are currently being kept under wraps. Gran Turismo joins Hot Wheels (set up at Universal) as a developing car franchise based on existing intellectual property, clearly hoping that the action genre and a recognizable name will get butts in the seats. The video game is known for being a realistic racing »
- Ethan Anderton
With Need For Speed coming out soon, and a Hot Wheels movie, and Fast and Furious 7 in production, it was only a matter of time before Gran Turismo started making its way to the big screen. I've enjoyed playing Gran Turismo over the years, and it will be interesting to see what kind of story then come up with.
As of right now there is no information on what Tse’s take on a potential plot will be. We do know that it will revolve around some very slick-looking fast cars racing each other though.
- Joey Paur
After Universal Pictures was able to turn "Fast and Furious" into a billion dollar franchise, other studios took notice. DreamWorks immediately got to work on a "Need for Speed" movie, which is based on a popular video game. And now comes word that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a "Gran Turismo" movie, based on another popular racing video game. Sony just hired "Watchmen" writer Alex Tse to put together a script and is hoping to begin casting soon. Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, who teamed for "Captain Phillips," are production. "Gran Turismo" is one of the biggest franchises on the PlayStation console, with sales in the $60 million to $70 million range. But since there are no specific storylines, Tse will have to come up with an original story that captures the feel of the game. »
THR reports that Tse has been hired by Sony to pen the script for the movie adaptation of their hugely popular video game franchise, Gran Turismo, which has been in development for a few years now.
He’s also penned the script for Paramount and Bad Robot’s upcoming Battling Boy, the adaptation of Paul Pope’s graphic novel, released last month, and is now set to work on a rewrite for Summit’s Highlander remake. »
- Kenji Lloyd
News Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 07:18
The Gran Turismo movie gets some help from a Watchmen screenwriter...
Sony is moving ahead with its plans to being one of its very biggest videogaming franchises to the big screen. The series in question is Gran Turismo, which will follow Need For Speed to cinemas (that's due out in March). And with producers Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti on board, the project is clearly an active one for the studio.
So much so that it's hired a new writer to come and board and put the script together. That writer is Alex Tse, who worked on the Watchmen movie. He's also done some work on the cinematic reboots of The Crow and Highlander, too.
There's no info as of yet as to what direction the film will take, and who's in line to direct it. But as we discover more, »
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