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Gregory Anderson's Bio

Gregory Anderson - Tri Destined Films President

Gregory Anderson is a partner in Tri Destined Films with ND Brown and Trey Haley along with VP of Production and Development Veronica Nichols.

 

As a writer and producer, Gregory oversaw Tri Destined's 3D feature film 48 Hours to Live, produced in association with Australian / Canadian studio Odyssey Media and sales team Highland Film group. The movie which was funded through international presales garnered at AFM, Cannes, and Berlin marketplaces, is a film noir set in the LA club scene. The film stars Tommy Flanagan & Emilio Rivera (both from Sons of Anarchy), R Marcus Taylor(Suge Knight in Straight Outta Compton), James Maslow(Big Time Rush, iCarly), Bianca Santos(Ouija, The Duff), Beau 'Casper' Smart (Choreographer: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce'), Vinicius Machado & Greg Serano(both from Power), Deray Davis (Barbershop, Empire, the upcoming FX series Snowfall), Lane Garrison (Prison Break), Lil Mama (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in the VH1 hit film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story), Michael Roark (Magic Mike), Nishi Munshi (The Originals, spin off of Vampire Diaries), Cody Longo (Sony Pictures TV / Televisa / TeenNick produced show Hollywood Heights), CAZZETTE (Swedish electronic music duo), and several others.

 

Greg's script projects for the upcoming international pre-sales marketplaces include Sideshow, Wall to Wall, and Keeper of the Flame based on the award winning short about the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans which Greg produced and mentored USC student Brian Michael Nelson to his directorial debut with fellow mentor Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme.

 

Gregory was hired to adapt the screenplay A Thousand Pieces which tells the true story of 1950's New York gang warlord turned guru Nicky Cruz and evangelist David Wilkerson. Previous script sales / developments include the Rogue / Universal Pictures picked up  of the spec Drill Team for Offspring Entertainment (producers of the Step Up series) along with Tri Destined Films and Rhythm and Juliet for the John Davis Company (Chronicle, I Robot, Alien vs Predator) and DJ Classicz.

 

While studying under David Wheeler and Susan Steinberg at Harvard University, Gregory Anderson wrote the script for the movie Stomp the Yard (#1 two weeks in a row), which (on a 13 million dollar budget) has grossed over 100 million dollars in overall markets, including ancillary.

 

Gregory received the Role Model Award from National Baptist Convention (eight million members / congregations); mentored at Nissan's North America Student Government Leadership Program; Guest Lectured at MIT (Comparative Media Studies); and traveled to Turkey as part of the International Interfaith Dialogue for peaceful communication across cultural and religious lines.

 

During his post college years, Gregory Anderson, independently produced and theatrically distributed a film with his Florida A&M University classmates: called Trois, which landed them at the #34 spot of the Top 500 Film Distributors of 2000 listed by the Hollywood Reporter, and resulted in the picture being in the Top 50 highest grossing Independent Films of that Year according to Daily Variety. Soon after that release, he wrote, Co-Produced, and distributed Pandora's Box, also highlighted in Variety and Hollywood Reporter's Top Lists, which was eventually picked up by Columbia Tristar. The independent "theatrical" distribution of the Master P film Lockdown followed. After being one of the producers of the Sony Pictures Entertainment release Motives starring Vivica A. Fox, Gregory's work as a writer and co-producer was then showcased in the Columbia Tristar release: Trois: The Escort.

 

MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Guest Lecture:

http://m.soundcloud.com/mit-cmsw/gregory-anderson-the-show-business-high-wire-act