Michael Luisi


Michael Luisi

Michael Luisi attended New York University where he graduated in 1987 with a BA in Film and Television Production. In 1989, Michael returned to NYU to study at the school of law. During his JD, he was a book review editor at the Review of Law & Social Change.


Michael’s career has been incredibly diverse, spanning various industries, including sales, law, entertainment, and teaching. From the beginning, he has showed a love and commitment for learning and honing his skills.

Michael’s career in the entertainment industry began in 1986 at New Line Cinema LLC. Here he worked in various departments including sales, operations, and later the story department. After a few years, Michael went on to work at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Miramax, and Green Flower. Currently, Michael is working with Cadence13 as a producer. One of his most recent projects is Green Flower Nation, a podcast series that explores the impact of cannabis on society.

Michael’s teaching career began in 2005 as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business where he taught Movie Marketing and Business of Independent Film. Afterwards, he began teaching at the University of Southern California for the following courses: Acquiring, Producing & Marketing Feature Films, Entertainment Marketing in the Digital Age, and the Business of the Motion Picture Studio. Michael continues to teach at USC, along with occasional Guest Professor appearances at NYU’s  Tisch School of the Arts.

To learn more about Michael’s career, visit his LinkedIn and explore his News page where he shares insight into his career.


  • Chapman University- Industry Advisory Board Member (2018- Present)
  • California State University Entertainment Alliance- Member of the Advisory Board (February 2018- Present)
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences- National Active Member (January 2018- Present)
  • Kwippo, Inc.- Member of the Advisory Board (February 2016- Present)
  • WowYow Inc.- Member of the Advisory Board (December 2015- Present)
  • Producers Guild of America- Active Member (September 2012- Present)
  • BAFTA Los Angeles- Full Member (January 2009- Present)
  • San Diego Junior Theatre- Member of the Board of Trustees (Nov 2015-June 2019)

Recent Interviews

IdeaMensch Interview

Michael Luisi launched his newest business endeavor less than twelve months ago. He has made his career as an entertainment producer and executive, with a focus on movies, television, short-form content, and ...

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