Greg Berlanti

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Quotes (15)

  • Greg: (on the writers' strike of Fall 2007) It's a sad time. It's difficult to watch people you've worked with lose their jobs-- and that's happened. It's tricky because you have friends who are writers, you have friends who are directors and you have friends who are executives--and they're not bad people.

  • Greg: The key to doing more than one show, without a doubt, has been working with other writers who I really respect and admire and whose talent I envy. I think that's what has really allowed me to participate in multiple things at once.

  • Greg: I get my joy in this job from working with the writers to fashion an episode, so whatever writing I may do is covered by the executive producer title.

  • Greg: Certainly no one has an agenda of "well, let's see as much man-on-man action as possible." The agenda instead is: "Hey, we want the story lines for all of our characters to be as interesting and as thoughtful and mature and real as they can possibly be."

  • Greg: (on his love life) I'm as happy as I've ever been and, just like coming out, it has made my writing better and my breadth of storytelling hopefully deeper in terms of the things I have to say.

  • Greg: (on the Walker family in "Brothers & Sisters") ...It's a double-edge sword to having a big family. It's our [the writers'] job to figure out ways to dramatize that sword every week and just show people what are the best and what are the worst elements of having a family like this.

  • Greg: (on the cancellation of "Everwood") The cancellation, and the fans' affection for the show, and certain critics' affection for the show that sort of rose to the surface really are just adding a halo effect and a great legacy to the show, which, again... we kind of deserve.

  • Greg: Writing has been responsible for almost every amazing thing that has ever happened to me.

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Trivia (11)

  • Greg's show Everwood reminds him so much of the ended drama shows Northern Exposure and Picket Fences .

  • In the Everwood episode "We Hold these Truths", the orchestra conductor is named Mr. Mendick after Greg's English/Drama teacher in High School.

  • One of his favorite scenes in Brothers & Sisters was the first big family fight which occurred at the Ojai Ranch in the episode "Northern Exposure".

  • When Greg was still a struggling writer trying to break into the TV/movie industry, he was living in a studio apartment in Beachwood Canyon, right under the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California.

  • As a child, Greg wanted to emulate Jim Henson as a storyteller. He designed puppets and had a business performing in birthday parties.

  • Greg's little rituals while writing include listening to a CD over and over, cleaning the whole house, and drinking lots of coffee.

  • It was Greg's tenth script that got him a lawyer, an agent, and his first job as a paid writer. The first nine scripts he wrote were all rejected by various studios.

  • In 2006, Berlanti split with longtime business and creative partner Mickey Liddell whom he has previously worked with on the film The Broken Hearts Club.

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