A former novelist and executive vice-president of production at 20th Century Fox, Jorge Saralegui
now runs his own production company, Material. Saralegui's producing credits include Queen of the Damned, The Time Machine, Showtime, for which he also wrote the story, and Red Planet.
Born in Cuba, Saralegui emigrated to Bronxville, New York with his family when he was seven. He began writing short stories in high school and went on to earn a degree in creative writing from Ohio's Antioch College in 1976.
In 1985 Putnam Berkley published Saralegui's first novel, Last Rites, followed by Shadow Stalker in 1987. Prior to the 1990 release of his third book Looker, Saralegui relocated to Los Angeles and became a script reader for Universal. He then segued to Fox, where his passion for compelling narrative helped him rise from creative executive to executive vice president in just five years.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Jorge Saralegui Facts
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