The entertainment industries seasoned Director, Writer, Producer, Singer, and Actor Greg Glienna on Celebz Treasure! Greg is known for making his mark in the creation of “Meet The Parents” acquired by Universal that became a worldwide comedy hit. With talent, a great sense of humor, and drive, Greg is constantly rising in the industry and creating notable film projects. His latest feature film THE ROAD DOG is currently in post-production status. Read below our exclusive interview with Greg Glienna:
Where are you originally from and where are you located now on the map?
Greg Glienna – A: I’m from Park Ridge, Illinois; a suburb of Chicago. Just like Harrison Ford, Karen Black and Hillary Clinton! Now I am in LA.
Greg, you are multi-talented director, writer, and actor most known for your work in the creation of “Meet the Parents” hit box office movie! What would you say motivates you and inspires you to be the best at your profession?
Greg Glienna – A: To be known for a new film, instead of a 22 year old movie! But to succeed in this business you have to do great work and that’s what I want to be known for.
What is your fav genre of films ( Drama, Comedy,Action, a little bit of all) ?
Greg Glienna – A: Comedy & drama. I like a mix of the two as you’ll see in my new film, THE ROAD DOG.
Can you share with us something people may not know about you? Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time?
Greg Glienna – A: I am a pianist/singer/songwriter. I’ve written songs for every movie I’ve directed, including a duet Kathy Bates and Danny DeVito sang in my film, RELATIVE STRANGERS. I also wrote and performed the song over the closing credits of THE ROAD DOG.
What are some projects that you’ve just wrapped up recently or that you’re currently working on now?
Greg Glienna – A: We just wrapped production on THE ROAD DOG starring Doug Stanhope. I feel very good about it! We are going the film festival route. The company I formed CEM Productions LLC is currently developing a new film to be shot in 2023.
Another film that I wrote but did not direct called PUPPYHOOD just wrapped production in Canada. It’s starring Lucy Hale and Grant Gustin and was produced by BuzzFeed in partnership with Lionsgate.