Victoria Lucas practically grew up on studio lots. Her father, writer-producer-director John Meredyth Lucas (Ben Casey, Star Trek, The Fugitive), and mother, actress Joan Winfield (A Stolen Life with Bette Davis), enjoyed successful Hollywood careers while her grandfather, Michael Curtiz (Oscar-winning director of Casablanca) and grandmother Bess Meredyth (screenwriter of Don Juan; founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) nurtured Victoria's love for classic films from an early age.
Graduating from UCLA with a theatre arts degree, Victoria headed to New York City to try her hand at acting. Eventually returning to Hollywood, she changed directions and began her 20-year career as a motion picture story development and production executive at major studios and independent film companies, starting with director Ron Howard as a dialogue coach, working up the ladder to reader, story editor and Creative Executive at Howard's Imagine Films.
Later, as Associate Producer and Director of Development with various production companies, she helped develop scripts for projects starring major actors including Antonio Banderas, Scarlett Johansson, Wesley Snipes, Hilary Swank, Emile Hirsch and Ryan Phillippe. Among her favorites was the highly acclaimed coming-of-age film, The Island on Bird Street, awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as three daytime Emmy Awards.
Victoria currently works as an independent producer and runs a professional screenplay development service for producers, production companies and screenwriters. She is delighted to bring her knowledge and insight to viewers of Hollywood at Home.
Photo of Victoria by: Julie DeMarre Photography