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Greg Paul is a writer, producer, actor, musician with multiple film, recording, television, and web credits.
How long have you been a part of the industry?
A solid 15 years now. 3 in the Boston area. 10 in New York and another 2 in Arizona.
What inspired you to pursue acting?
Have been a professional musician for 50 years. Early VO and Disc Jockey work at no. 2 FM station on West Coast. Various local musicals and stage productions. A Casting Director saw me one day and asked me to audition. (It’s been downhill ever since…. 😉
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What work are you most proud of recently?
I feel my best days are still ahead as a Producer and Writer. Our short film C2020 had a very successful run on the International Festival Circuit and won a few awards. Considering the budget, Covid restrictions, etc. I feel as though that was pretty respectable.
What advice would you give to folks in the industry?
Never quit. Outlast the hobbyists. Stay doing what inspires and fulfills you, even if it’s not showing up monetarily (for now.) Everything could change tomorrow. Have integrity. Stay friendly to everyone. You’ll see those same people again. If they’ve lasted this long in the business, they’re doing something right. Listen twice as much as you speak. Learn something new every day.
How do you stay motivated and active in your career?
Live your life as though it’s your last day on earth. Try to do everything that you can take personal responsibility for and realize that each door will open for you when you’re ready. It might not look like what you were expecting, but your path is different from everyone else’s. Don’t hold yourself to unreal expectations and know that you’re exactly where you should be (for now.)
What are you working on now?
Am currently in pre-production for a full length feature film to be finished and distributed by 2023.