Dante Di Loreto

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] DiLoreto was the President of Ryan Murphy Television; and the President of Television at Chernin Entertainment.[4] and now he's the president of US Scripted Entertainment for Fremantle.

Dante Di Loreto
Dante Di Loreto at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (1984)
AFI Conservatory (M.F.A. 1991)
Occupation(s)Film and television producer
Board member ofDirect Relief
Center Theatre Group
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award (2002)
Primetime Emmy Award (2010, 2014)

Early life and educationEdit

Di Loreto was raised in Santa Barbara, California.[5] He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as an undergraduate in the '70s.[3][6] While a student, Di Loreto served as the internal vice president for the Associated Students of the University of California, Santa Barbara.[7] He graduated from UCSB in 1984.[8]

Di Loreto also holds an M.F.A. from the AFI Conservatory obtained in 1991.[3][9]


Start in actingEdit

Di Loreto attempted to break into Hollywood in the mid-80's as an actor.[10] His roles include appearing in an episode of L.A. Law in 1989 and an episode of Cheers in 1991 (Season 9, "Carla Loves Clavin"). He moved to production in the early '90s.

Move to productionEdit

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 MurphyEdit

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. Di Loreto made his directorial debut with the season six episode "Transitioning".

Personal lifeEdit

Di Loreto serves as a board member for Direct Relief and Center Theatre Group.[5][11][12]

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, and has twin sons.[3][5][13]



  1. ^ a b c "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". Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Dante Di Loreto was President of TV at Chernin Entertainment". variety.com. 3 August 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Six New Directors Join Direct Relief Board". Santa Barbara Independent. Santa Barbara, California. June 20, 2012. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Bedwan, Nadine (December 7, 2014). "American Horror Story Producer and UCSB Alumni Comes to Pollock". Daily Nexus. Santa Barbara, California. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  7. ^ Di Loreto, Dante (November 17, 1980). "Seeks Differing Student Views". Daily Nexus. Vol. 61, no. 44. Santa Barbara, California. p. 8. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "Gauchos In Media". Coastlines. Summer 2015. p. 16. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "AFI Alumni". afi.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  10. ^ Roske, Brent. "Dante's Many Peaks". producersguild.org. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Direct Relief Board of Directors". directrelief.org. 22 March 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Center Theatre Group Board of Directors". centertheatregroup.org. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "WINNERS / 2016 / MUSICAL". tonyawards.com. Retrieved October 24, 2020.

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