About Gregory Crosby - Chairman and CEO
Gregory hails from Hollywood royalty. He was born and raised in Beverly Hills, California where he attended Beverly Hills Catholic School, and later Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He eventually studied law and was a law clerk for the Beverly Hills law firm of Keller & Lederer, moving on to become VP of Production for Sandy Howard Productions -- the company that produced the acclaimed Richard Harris movie, A Man Called Horse. This led to a production partnership with his lifelong friend Desi Arnaz Jr, who was Best Man at his wedding to actress Spice Williams-Crosby. Together, he and Desi, under their Arnaz/Crosby Entertainment banner, developed a variety of motion picture projects for a variety of studios including 20th Century-Fox and Columbia Pictures. His godparents were the late Jack and Flo Haley. Jack, of course, played the Tin Man in the 1939 MGM family classic, The Wizard of Oz.
Gregory also wrote the bible and pilot episode Sammy Davis for the TV series known as Medal of Honor, hosted by Burt Reynolds. He has one son, Luke Gregory. Gregory continues to write and develop screenplays with his current writing partners Barry Schneider and Gene Church, and he will have his first major motion picture released through Cross Creek Pictures and Lionsgate in 2016 -- the true story of PFC Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. His newest project Tesla is based on the amazing story of Nikola Tesla, the Croatian genius who invented AC, and is considered by many to be the greatest inventor of all time. Gregory is also developing four other biopics, his favorite genre. The first is on the most famous Naturopath in history, Harry Hoxsey, and his grueling 40 year battle with the AMA. The second is on the remarkable clairvoyant Edgar Cayce, known by millions of people worldwide as the Sleeping Prophet. The third is a Japanese anime feature called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes -- based on the true story of young Sadako Sasaki, whose short-lived life did so much for world peace. And the fourth is on Gregory's grandfather, the legendary singer and actor Bing Crosby.
As a Writer...
God knows how much I love writing. It’s been my passion since I was a little boy. I remember when my childhood friends were glued to their TV sets every day, I was busy writing short stories as far back as the first grade. Another passion of mine is the entertainment business, so after studying law, I found myself writing concepts for TV shows, TV movies, and feature films. All together, I’ve written over 5 television bibles, 25 screenplays, and some 10 treatments. It’s truly my passion in life, and more than likely, I’ll be writing stories until the day I die. In 2002, I finally became eligible to become a member of the prestigious Writer’s Guild of America, and I remember that day being a huge moment in my life!
Over my years of writing, I’ve been fortunate enough to write projects for a variety of Hollywood notables and film companies, including the legendary Lucille Ball, producers Dale Pollock, Max A. Keller, and Kevin Goetz, directors Mel Gibson, Donald Petrie, and Martha Coolidge, 20th Century-Fox, Columbia Pictures, MGM, Permut Presentations, and Hallmark Entertainment. 2016 has been an incredible year so far. Lots going on. Just completed researching and writing a theatrical treatment on my grandfather’s legendary early years in Hollywood, and how he eventually became known as the King of Entertainment for the first half of the 20th century.
Until my next update, blue skies 🙂