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). His favorite films have included Rocky, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, Patch Adams, Best of Enemies, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Big, Field of Dreams, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Natural, Willy Wonka, Erin Brockovich, A Few Good Men, Breakfast Club, Remember the Titans, A Bronx Tale, Shawshank Redemption, E.T., Top Gun, and Dead Poets Society. On Greg's 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. Two of the books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man and The First Thirty) include a focus on the influence that films had on his path. Over the years, he has accepted invitations to turn the book into a one man play for an evening.