President | Lakeshore Entertainment 

Gary Lucchesi serves as President of the independent film company Lakeshore Entertainment, as well being President Emeritus of the Producer’s Guild of America. 

Throughout his career, Lucchesi has produced over 60 feature films. The first movie he produced was Primal Fear starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, which was soon followed by notable hits including Million Dollar Baby, the Oscar winner for Best Picture of 2004, Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei, and the Underworld franchise with Kate Beckinsale, of which four sequels were made. Other credits include box office hits The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Runaway Bride, The Ugly Truth, She’s The Man, Age of Adaline, and adaptations of three Philip Roth novels – The Human Stain, Elegy, and most recently American Pastoral. 

Prior to becoming an independent producer, Lucchesi was President of Production at Paramount, where he oversaw such films as Ghost, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Fatal Attraction, The Hunt for Red October, Coming to America, The Naked Gun, The Godfather: Part III, Star Trek, Black Rain and The Untouchables. He also worked at TriStar Pictures for four years as both Vice President and Senior Vice President of Production. Lucchesi began his career in Los Angeles as an agent for the William Morris Agency.

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