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Michael Latoria Edit Profile

designer , consultant

Michael Latoria, American designer, consultant. Served with United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Florida Motion Picture and television Association, National Trust for History Preservation.

Background

Latoria, Michael was born on July 2, 1943 in Blue Island, Illinois, United States. Son of Vito and Rose (Cialdella) Latoria.

Education

Diploma, American Academy Art, Chicago, 1965;student, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1965-1967;Bachelor, U. South Florida, 1977.

Career

Designer, Silvestri Art Manufacturing, Chicago, 1969-1971;designer, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1977-1980;design director visual presentation, Walt Disney Epcot Center, Orlando, 1980-1982;director visual presentation, Walt Disney Prodns., Tokyo, 1982-1983;vice president, Roth Display Corporation, Garden Grove, California, 1983-1985;president, Latoria Enterprises, Santa Ana, California, 1985-1986;president, Latoria Enterprises, Orlando, since 1987. Consultant/lecturer Shop System Study Society, Tokyo, 1985-1987. Consultant/designer China Group, Epcot Center, since 1987.

Set designer Center Florida Civic Theatre, Orlando, 1987, board directors, since 1990. Board directors Acme Theatre, Inc., Orlando, since 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Set designer Starstruck at Merv Griffin's Resorts, Atlantic City, 1991. Art director Theme Animation Productions, Walt Disney World, 1992-1995. Visual consultant Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, 1995-1996.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Florida Motion Picture and television Association, National Trust for History Preservation.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.

Connections

father:
Vito Latoria

mother:
Rose (Cialdella) Latoria