Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a film producer and founder of Bonaventura Pictures. He is perhaps most well known as the producer of the Transformers films but has been involved in the production of more than 130 others, including Falling Down (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), The Matrix (1999), Analyze This (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Training Day (2001), and Scooby Doo (2002).
He began his professional life operating a river-rafting company and later joined Columbia Pictures, where he worked in distribution, marketing, and in the office of the president. In February 1989, Di Bonaventura joined Warner Bros. In addition to producing films, Di Bonaventura is also credited with the purchase of the movie rights to J.K. Rowling’s massively popular Harry Potter books.
Di Bonaventura received his undergraduate degree in intellectual history at Harvard College and his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Di Bonaventura joined the Claremont Graduate University Board of Trustees in 2015.