film & theater
As a boy, Greg spent many weekends at the movie theater under the watchful eye of his godfather -- who worked as the projectionist. In the process, he became interested in 'storytelling' & the way films (& stories in general) can impact people. His favorite films have included Rocky, Forrest Gump, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, A Bronx Tale, Shawshank Redemption, E.T., Dead Poets Society, The Natural, Hoosiers, Willy Wonka & Gandhi. On his 30th birthday, Loews Cineplex Entertainment hosted an event at the theater, featuring a sneak preview of a rough draft of his first film. Soon after, The Washington Post ran a story profiling Greg & Steven Spielberg, comparing their educational experiences, their career paths & their legacies. The book based on Greg's story includes a significant focus on the influence that films had on his efforts in the community (and on his life, in general). In conjunction with an event in Michigan, The Kalamazoo 10 (Goodrich Quality Theaters) ordered copies of the book for 10 civic-minded people. Over the years, Greg has received invitations to transform the book based on his story into a one man play for the evening.