Film executive Michael De Luca was the president of production at New Line Cinema and DreamWorks before starting his own production company, Michael De Luca Productions, in the mid-2000s. De Luca dropped out of NYU in the mid-'80s to launch his career in the business, initially as a writer: he co-wrote a horror short with Stephen King and then wrote several episodes of "Freddie's Nightmares"--the TV incarnation of Wes Craven's "Nightmare on Elm Street"--on which he also became an executive consultant. De Luca's projects have varied wildly over his 20-odd years as a production head/producer, ranging from the taste-threatening 1997 comedy "B.A.P.S." (Black American Princesses) to "Brothers," a 2009 Afghanistan war drama. In 2001 alone, De Luca and New Line produced the fiercely independent dramas "Storytelling" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," in addition to the blockbuster action comedy "Rush Hour 2." Also with New Line, De Luca worked on two of well-regarded director Paul Thomas Anderson's films: the 1997 porn industry drama, "Boogie Nights," and "Magnolia," Anderson's 1999 epic ode to synchronicity. In 2010, De Luca and his production company received their first widespread critical accolades for the bio-drama "The Social Network," the story of the creation of Facebook, as adapted and dramatized by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher.