After studying acting, directing and play-writing in college, Greg Coolidge
moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and found immediate success as a commercial actor and television guest star. But after several years of auditions, and screen tests for over fifteen television pilots, Coolidge decided to focus more heavily on writing, directing and producing. His first substantial break came with a film called POSSUMS, which Coolidge produced and starred in while Oklahoma friend, Max Burnett, wrote and directed. POSSUMS had great success, hitting all the festivals from Seattle to Sundance. With the momentum of the film, Coolidge's focus changed entirely, leaving acting behind.
In the last few years, Coolidge has built a career as an increasingly in-demand comedy writer. He partnered with another Oklahoma native, Joe Jarvis, and the two sold a number of scripts to Hollywood studios, including New Line's TRUTH OR DARE, and Disney's SORORITY BOYS, which was made into a film starring Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum and Barry Watson. After selling the comedy spec FIRST LAST AND SECURITY to Disney and writing SORORITY BOYS: THE SEQUEL, Coolidge parted ways with Jarvis, wanting to focus his career as a director.
Since then, Coolidge has continued his writer-for-hire work, directed a short film called QUEEN FOR A DAY, and written and directed his debut feature, Lionsgate's EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson and Dax Shepard. He has sold projects to Revolution Studios, Dreamworks Animation, Fox Television, NBC/Universal and recently sold another comedy pitch to Paramount, entitled COCKBLOCKER. His focus now is producing his original idea, MANCRUSH, and directing his action comedy, RIDE ALONG, both at New Line.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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