Victoria Lucas has almost 20 years of experience as a development and production executive at both major studios and independent film companies.

She began her career as Dialogue Coach on “Through the Magic Pyramid,” a television movie directed by Ron Howard. After the film wrapped, she continued with Howard’s Major H Productions (which later became Imagine Films), first as a reader, then Story Editor and finally Creative Executive. Among the films she worked on at Imagine were “Clean and Sober”, “Backdraft”, and “Far and Away”.

Later, she joined with Academy Award-nominated producer Rudy Cohen to develop and produce the acclaimed coming of age film “The Island on Bird Street,” which was awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and later won three daytime Emmy awards.

As Director of Development and Associate Producer at Signature Pictures and April Productions, Lucas helped develop scripts as diverse as the religious thriller “The Body,” starring Antonio Banderas, the horror film “,” the action-adventure “Extreme Ops,” the mystery “The I Inside,” starring Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Polley and “The Black Dahlia,” based on the James Ellroy novel, directed by Brian de Palma and starring Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank. Her most recent film with Rudy Cohen was “The Contractor” for Sony Pictures, starring Wesley Snipes, Lena Headey and Charles Dance.

Upcoming is the teen comedy “Behind the Pom Poms”, scheduled to begin production in late 2008.