He’ll be taking over duties previously overseen by Jonathan Glickman, who TheWrap reported earlier on Friday, would be leaving the position as president after holding it for the past nine years. De Luca will report directly to MGM’s Board of Directors.
With over three decades in the film business, De Luca is a prolific producer and executive who has been nominated for three Academy Awards.
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“It is rare to find an executive who is as experienced and respected inside the studio system as well as in the filmmaking community,” said Kevin Ulrich, MGM’s chairman of the board. “Mike’s incredible passion for the industry guides all that he does. Over the course of his groundbreaking career he has developed exceptional relationships.