Michael De Luca Hires Trio of Production Execs

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From left: Elishia Holmes, Johnny Pariseau, Lucy Kitada

Elishia Holmes, Lucy Kitada and Johnny Pariseau will join the producer at his new Universal Pictures-based company.

As he ramps up his new, Universal Pictures-based company, Michael De Luca has hired three production executives: Elishia Holmes, Lucy Kitada and Johnny Pariseau. All three will report directly to De Luca and be based at Michael De Luca Productions’ West Hollywood offices.

Holmes most recently served as senior vp production and development at Scott Free, where she developed such films as the upcoming Blade Runner sequel and Exodus. Prior to working at Scott Free, she served as a production executive at Warner Bros., where she worked on such films as Sherlock Holmes and The Dark Knight. She began her career at William Morris Agency and also worked as a story editor at Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s company Parkes-MacDonald.

Kitada was most recently the director of development at Global Produce, where she worked in both features and television. Prior to that, Kitada worked at Disney, DreamWorks and at Gran Via Productions on such films and television shows as Saving Mr. Banks, The Help and Breaking Bad.

Pariseau joins De Luca from UTA, where he has been an agent in the book department, representing authors, journalists and non-traditional intellectual property for film and television. Pariseau joined UTA in 2010 and was promoted to agent in 2013. “Johnny has been a great UTA colleague, and his creative instincts and excellent taste in material will be huge assets as an executive,” UTA managing director David Kramer said.  

“I am delighted to say that we have assembled a dream team of executives who bring diverse expertise, impeccable taste and first-rate production experience,” De Luca said.

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