GREGORY MARQUETTE, a Canadian citizen working in Los Angeles, is a graduate of the renowned British Columbia Institute of Technology. He currently works and lives in Los Angeles producing, directing and/or writing for television and motion pictures.
He has been a Producer, Director, and Writer since his time at national television networks in Canada. His directing and writing career began in journalism and soon moved into series drama and variety television. Marquette served as a Television Producer/Director and/or Writer for CTV (Canadian Television Network), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Network) and Global Television in network news and television. He produced, directed and/or wrote over 130 hours of network television.
Upon leaving the television networks he formed the prolific production house, Polaris Entertainment Corporation, moving full-time into television production, television commercials, and motion pictures for eight years, where he served as President and Producer/Director. The company represented fourteen Directors plus eleven Directors of Photography exclusively. And the company earned a sizable international reputation in television commercials, music videos, and film production.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, he commenced as a Director and Screenwriter in motion pictures and television. He wrote and directed the award-winning film about Vietnam featuring Oliver Stone and Ed Harris entitled “LEGACY OF WAR” for the American Veterans’ Foundation. He directed for Disney, a George Lucas and Lucasfilm co-production entitled: “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF THE FORBIDDEN EYE”.
With 26,947 entrants Marquette won “BEST DIRECTOR” award at the annual CLIO AWARDS; which recognizes innovation and creative excellence as judged by an international panel of advertising professionals. He was Director and Screenwriter for the theatrically released motion picture, “INNOCENTS”, starring Connie Nielsen, Frank Langella, Mia Kirshner, and Anne Archer, which was released by First Look Pictures, Cinerenta, and UFG.
He developed a reputation as a Director and Writer for hire and was commissioned to write a science fiction TV series (90-minute pilot episode + 5 episodes) of “ICE PLANET” for Space Works Films, CTV Television (Canada), and producer Philip Jackson (“STARHUNTER”). He wrote & produced the television special called “AN EVENING OF GRACE” starring David Foster, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Charice, Brian McKnight which was broadcast on BET (for VIACOM). And he was Director and Writer of eight episodes of the television series, “FRAUD SQUAD”, for FSTV Productions and Global Television.
He shot “MONARCH OF THE MOON” for DARK HORSE ENTERTAINMENT, (renowned for “300”, “PREDATOR”, “SIN CITY”, and “HELLBOY”). He was Screenwriter for Russian film Director, Alexei Uchitel at Rock Films in Moscow and St. Petersburg, (large-scale war movie) “HOUSE OF CHURCHILL”, currently in development. Marquette traveled to Russia to research, develop, and write the original screenplay for this international co-production.
Later he was hired in Tokyo, where he was Screenwriter of the international theatrical motion picture release of “OBA: THE LAST SAMURAI” (World War II drama of the invasion of Saipan) which was distributed theatrically by Nippon TV and Toho Distribution worldwide and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
He shot the Second Unit Action sequences and Directed the Aerial sequences for “THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z” starring Paul Walker, Larry Fishburne, Olivia Wilde for Millennium Pictures, Eclectic Pictures, Equity Pictures Medienfonds, GmbH.
He was Consulting Producer of “THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY LEFAY” starring Tim Allen, Andie McDowell, Elisha Cuthbert, and Jenna Elfman. He wrote the crime biopic “LICENSE TO STEAL”, based on the book and the true story plus the theatrical motion picture script “EL ZOMBO”, based on the cult graphic novel comic series created by author Kevin Monroe for DARK HORSE COMICS.
He was commissioned to write the three-part mini-series for Blip Productions about the American Civil War entitled “SHACKLED” which is currently being packaged by its producers. Marquette is Director and Screenwriter of the highly regarded, award-winning theatrical motion picture documentary release, “GENIUS ON HOLD”, featuring Frank Langella and currently streaming on Amazon Prime, worldwide.
Marquette wrote 4 television series pilots for production companies including: “SEDONA FALLS” (a new television series drama being produced by Amazon) – “BY ONE VOTE” (television political drama) – and “KEMPNER FILE” (television series action/thriller). “SEDONA FALLS” (TV series) which he co-created and wrote is being packaged, currently.
In China, Marquette wrote the award-winning motion picture, “BALLAD FROM TIBET”, which was released theatrically in fall of 2018. He wrote the screenplay, “THE UNKNOWNS”, and he is currently writing the mini-series drama, “SEPARATE BUT EQUAL” for Emmy-winning Producer, Peter Shakour.
He is booked as Director and Screenwriter of the action thriller “GIRLFRIENDS” scheduled for production in early in 2020. Packaging commences this fall for the television mini-series “STEALING LINCOLN” for The History Channel. He is also signed to produce and write the Korean War epic motion picture entitled “VICTORY” committed for production in 2021.
Marquette’s book, “THE BOMB HEARD AROUND THE WORLD” has just been published, to be followed by the motion picture theatrical documentary of the same name, being produced by Top Cat II Production Films later this year.
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