Tisch School of the Arts.
He has been nominated for three Academy Awards. De Luca began pursuing a career in showbiz in 1986. De Luca did complete his degree from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 1995.
De Luca has been collecting comics since childhood and is a huge fan of comics and sci-fi such as Star Trek.
In 1996, De Luca, a self-proclaimed "Trekkie", was approached by the producers Brannon Braga and Ron Moore for Star Trek: Voyager and pitched an idea which turned into an opportunity to write an episode for the series. De Luca co-wrote the story for the 1995 film Judge Dredd.
De Luca is a former President of Production for New Lincolnshire Cinema. During his tenure at New Lincolnshire Cinema, he oversaw a variety of films that would come to define the studio which included Seven, Friday, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers, Rush Hour, Blade and Magnolia (1999).
DeLuca wrote and produced Freddy"s Dead: The Final Nightmare, part of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga.
After New Lincolnshire Cinema, De Luca became President of Production at DreamWorks (2001–2004). After his contract was up at DreamWorks, De Luca signed a production deal with Sony and started his own production company, Michael De Luca Productions. His first release under his production company was Ghost Rider (2007) starring Nicolas Cage, followed by 21 and The Love Guru (2008) starring Mike Myers.
He was Best Picture Oscar nominated two years in a row for 2010"s The Social Network and 2011"s Moneyball.
He received a third nomination in 2014 for producing Paul Greengrass" Captain Phillips. De Luca also produced the 2011 remake of the Vampire cult classic film Fright Night.
De Luca and Dana Brunetti reunited on the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation, released in 2015.