Berlanti in 2012
May 24, 1972 |
Rye, New York
|Occupation||Writer, producer, director|
Greg Berlanti (born May 24, 1972) is an American film and television writer, producer and director.
He directed the 2010 film Life As We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and produced Pan for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. The was released October 9, 2015. He also produces The Mysteries of Laura, an American adaptation of the Spanish television series, for NBC.
Berlanti co-wrote and co-produced the DC Comics film Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular character. His work on the film led to many more collaborations with the comic book titan, including involvement in a planned Flash movie he is said to direct and co-write, that is tentatively scheduled for release in 2018.
Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow
In December 2011, it was announced that, along with Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, Berlanti would create, write, and produce a series for The CW based on Green Arrow, called Arrow. In May 2012, it was picked up to series and premiered on October 10, of that year. On July 30, 2013, it was announced at the summer TCA tour that Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns would be introducing Barry Allen in the second season of Arrow, with the possibility of the character being spun off to his own series. Actor Grant Gustin was cast and made his debut in episode 8, "The Scientist", to public and critical acclaim. In November 2013, The CW officially ordered a pilot for The Flash. In May 2014, the network picked the project up to series to premiere in the autumn of that year. It premiered on October 7, 2014; preceding the third season premiere of Arrow on October 8, 2014.
On February 26, 2015, it was announced that Berlanti, along with Guggenheim and Kreisberg, would write/executive produce a spin-off series featuring The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), and The White Canary (Caity Lotz), for a potential 2016 premiere. The series was ultimately titled Legends of Tomorrow, and it will follow the ragtag team of heroes and villains as they travel through time and space on a mission to stop the devious immortal Vandal Savage.
On September 4, 2014, it was reported that Berlanti would executive produce a re-imagining of the origin of Supergirl, to be written by The New Normal and Chuck alum Ali Adler. Flash co-creator Johns is also involved with development. On September 19, 2014, it was reported that CBS had made a series commitment to Supergirl. It was also announced that Berlanti would co-write the first episode.
He was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Barbara Moller Berlanti and Eugene Berlanti. Greg has one sister, Dina, and is the uncle of two nieces. He has Italian and Irish ancestry. He described his early life in an August 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly: "We were Italians in a town of WASPs" and his family was not "doing as well as 90% of the community." The Berlanti Television production logo, which follows each episode of shows he produces, features a family with their backs to the audience and the spoken quote, "Greg, move your head!" This is an homage to Berlanti's father, Gene, who would yell at Greg when he was blocking the television screen. Berlanti graduated from Northwestern University in 1994.
|2004–2005||Jack & Bobby||No||Yes||Yes|
|2006–2008||Brothers & Sisters||No||Yes||Yes|
|2007-2009||Dirty Sexy Money||No||No||Yes|
|2010–2011||No Ordinary Family||No||No||Yes|
|2013–2014||The Tomorrow People||No||No||Yes|
|The Mysteries of Laura||No||No||Yes|
|2016–present||Legends of Tomorrow||No||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Riverdale||No||No||Yes||Pilot ordered by The CW|
|2000||The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy||Yes||Yes||No||63%||51 out of 100|
|2010||Life As We Know It||Yes||No||No||28%|
|2011||Green Lantern||No||Yes||Yes||26%||39 out of 100|
|2012||Wrath of the Titans||No||Yes||No||25%||37 out of 100|
|2015||Pan||No||No||Yes||26%||36 out of 100|
- Goldberg, Lesley (July 30, 2013). "'Flash' Series From 'Arrow' Producers in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2013). "CW’s ‘The Flash’ To Do Stand-Alone Pilot Instead Of ‘Arrow’ Backdoor Pilot Episode". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "CW Picks Up ‘The Flash’, ‘iZombie’, ‘Jane the Virgin’ & ‘The Messengers’ To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2015). "Arrow/Flash Superhero Team-Up Spinoff In Works At CW; Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- Goldberg, Lesley (September 4, 2014). "Supergirl TV Series in the Works". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- Abrams, Natalie (September 19, 2014). "WB's 'Supergirl' lands at CBS". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- Kinser, Jermey (September 13, 2010). "Flash of Genius". The Advocate. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- "NORTHWESTERN ALUMNI TAKE HOME EMMY AWARDS". Northwestern School of Communication. September 24, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
- Halterman, Jim (August 19, 2014). "Greg Berlanti Talks "The Flash" Excitement & Loving Robbie Rogers". The Backlot. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- "EXCLUSIVE! Robbie Rogers & Greg Berlanti Have Broken Up!". PerezHilton. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB (2000)". Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (2010)". Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "GREEN LANTERN (2011)". Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Green Lantern (2011)". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "WRATH OF THE TITANS (2012)". Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Wrath of the Titans (2012)". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "PAN (2015)". Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Pan (2015)". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
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- Interview with Berlanti at Television Without Pity