Dante Di Loreto

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Dante Di Loreto
Dante Di Loreto by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Di Loreto at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Education University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.)
AFI Conservatory (M.F.A. 1991)
Occupation Film and television producer
Home town Santa Barbara, California, United States
Board member of
Direct Relief
Center Theatre Group
Children 2
Awards Daytime Emmy Award (2002)
Primetime Emmy Award (2010, 2014)

Dante Di Loreto is an American film and television producer most notable for executive producing Glee and American Horror Story. He is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and for his work on Temple Grandin and The Normal Heart.[1] He has also won a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on My Louisiana Sky.[2][3] He currently is the President of Ryan Murphy Television.

Early life and education[edit]

Di Loreto was raised in Santa Barbara, California[4] and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as an undergraduate in the 70's where he graduated with a B.A.[5][3] He also holds an M.F.A. from the AFI Conservatory obtained in 1991.[3][6]

Career[edit]

Start in acting[edit]

Di Loreto attempted to break into Hollywood in the mid-80's as an actor.[7] He moved to production in the early 90's.

Move to production[edit]

Di Loreto supervised film development and US theatrical operations for Bill Kenwright Ltd., the largest production company in the United Kingdom.[3] Di Loreto later produced several shows for cable and broadcast television as well as a selection of films. His production credits include Pretty/Handsome, My Louisiana Sky, Temple Grandin and Die, Mommie, Die!, which was awarded the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize.[3]

Partnership with Ryan Murphy[edit]

Di Loreto joined up with Ryan Murphy on a number of different projects, most notably Glee and American Horror Story. Additionally, he's worked on The New Normal and The Glee Project. He is currently the President of Ryan Murphy Television.

Personal life[edit]

Di Loreto serves as a board member for Direct Relief and Center Theatre Group.[8][9][4]

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, and has twin sons.[3][4][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dante Di Loreto Emmys biography". emmys.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2002 Daytime Emmy Awards". imdb.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Fox Flash Dante Di Loreto biography at the Wayback Machine (archived July 22, 2012)
  4. ^ a b c "Six New Directors Join Direct Relief Board". Santa Barbara Independent (Santa Barbara, California). June 20, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bedwan, Nadine (December 7, 2014). "American Horror Story Producer and UCSB Alumni Comes to Pollock". Daily Nexus (Santa Barbara, California). Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "AFI Alumni". afi.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Roske, Brent. "Dante’s Many Peaks". producersguild.org. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Direct Relief Board of Directors". directrelief.org. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Center Theatre Group Board of Directors". centertheatregroup.org. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Flans, Lindsay (October 18, 2013). "GOOGLE'S PHILIPPE DAUMAN JR. WEDS, PRODUCER DANTE DI LORETO WELCOMES TWINS: HITCHED, HATCHED, HIRED". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

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