USC Cinematic Arts

Luke Ryan is the Executive Vice President of production at Disruption Entertainment, a production company with a first look deal with Paramount Pictures.  The company is currently involved with the production of Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM (2013), Darren Aronofsky's NOAH (2014), THE SPONGE BOB SQUAREPANTS SEAQUEL (2014), and GODZILLA (2014).  Luke has served as a studio executive at New Line Cinema, MTV Films, and MGM, and has overseen the multiple-Stoney Award-winning productions HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE and HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.  His most recent films include 2012 releases CABIN IN THE WOODS and RED DAWN.  He has also worked as a screenwriter, selling material in both film and television, and has taught classes in screenwriting, producing, story development, and multi-platform story design at universities and conferences in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Brazil.