Lorenzo di Bonaventura
|Lorenzo di Bonaventura|
di Bonaventura at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (born 1957) is an American film producer.
Life and career
He spent the 1990s as an executive at Warner Bros. Pictures, eventually rising to president of worldwide production. His production company di Bonaventura Pictures is based at Paramount Pictures, but their own logo was not shown until 2013's The Last Stand. His tenure at Warner Bros. included discovering and shepherding The Matrix into production, and the purchase of the rights to the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.
He has purchased the film rights to the six-part series of fantasy novels The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Di Bonaventura said that Scott's "fantastic series is a natural evolution from 'Harry Potter'."
He went to Harvard University. He later received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. His father, Mario di Bonaventura, was a symphony conductor.
- Constantine (2005)
- Four Brothers (2005)
- Doom (2005)
- Derailed (2005; last film to receive a R rating until 2012)
- Shooter (2007; first film to receive a PG-13 rating)
- 1408 (2007)
- Transformers (2007)
- Stardust (2007)
- Imagine That (2009; first film to receive a PG rating)
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
- Salt (2010)
- Red (2010)
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
- The Devil Inside (2012; first film to receive an R rating since 2005)
- Man on a Ledge (2012)
- The Last Stand (2013)
- Side Effects (2013)
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
- RED 2 (2013)
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
ªHigher Power (2014)
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