How top executives have transitioned into producers


Michael De Luca
Exec pedigree: New Line, president of production, 1993-2001; DreamWorks, president of production, 2001-04
Current home: Michael De Luca Prods./Sony
First release: "Zathura" (Nov. 2005); $29 mil

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Exec pedigree: Warner Bros., president of production, 1998-2002
Current home: Di Bonaventura Pictures/Paramount
First release: "Constantine" (Feb. 2005); $76 mil

Bill Mechanic
Exec pedigree: Fox Filmed Entertainment, chairman and CEO, 1994-2000
Current home: Pandemonium/formerly Disney
First release: "Dark Water" (July 2005); $25.5 mil

Tom Pollock
Exec pedigree: Universal Pictures, chairman, 1986-95
Current home: The Montecito Picture Co./Paramount (with Ivan Reitman; formerly DreamWorks)
First release: "Road Trip" (May 2000); $68.5 mil

Nina Jacobson
Exec pedigree: Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, president of production, 2000-06
Current home: Color Force/DreamWorks
No releases

Bob Shaye & Michael Lynne
Exec pedigree: New Line, chairmen and CEOs, 1967-2008
Current home: Unique Features/Warner Bros.
No releases

Scott Stuber
Exec pedigree: Universal Pictures, president of production, 2001-03; vice chairman, worldwide production, 2003-05
Current home: Stuber Prods./Universal
First release: "The Break-Up" (June 2006); $119 mil

Sources: Nielsen and THR research Boxoffice grosses are domestic only.