Executive Team Bios

Michael Luisi
President, WWE Studios

Michael Luisi was named President, WWE Studios in September 2011. In this role, Luisi develops worldwide strategy for the Studios and oversees its operations. He also manages development, production, distribution and marketing of all film releases. In addition, Luisi oversees business development and strategic initiatives, as well as business and legal affairs across all units at WWE.

He joined WWE in January 2011 as Executive Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel & Secretary. Prior to joining WWE, Luisi spent twelve years with Miramax Films, most recently as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations. In that position, he oversaw the day to day operations of Miramax, as well as serving as the principal business advisor to the President of Miramax and primary liaison with then parent company Disney.

Luisi was an entertainment lawyer at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz prior to Miramax. During his tenure there, he specialized in individual talent and production company representation across the motion picture, television and advertising industries. He has also held positions at Weil Gotshal & Manges and New Line Cinema.

Since 2004, Luisi has served as an adjunct professor in the Entertainment, Media and Technology (EMT) program at New York University Stern School of Business.

Luisi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.