Gregory Avellone

Gregory Avellone has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. As Vice-President of Kevin Costner’s Tig Productions, Mr. Avellonewas involved in developing many blockbuster motion pictures, including Dances With Wolves, winner of 7 Academy awards, The Bodyguard, Robin Hood, Wyatt Earp, The War, Perfect World, Tin Cup, and For Love Of The Game. These films represent well over 1 Billion dollars in box office revenue.

Mr. Avellone has a knack for identifying successful projects by zeroing in on exceptional characters and working intensely with writers to fully develop their scripts. Friends for over thirty years, Costner and Avellone work well together because of their shared passion and enthusiasm that all actors have when they come across a great part.

As an actor, Mr. Avellone studied with Stella Adler subsequently landing roles in more than a dozen stage and film productions, including such films as No Way Out, Bull Durham, China Moon, and Tin Cup.

It was during his tenure at Tig Productions that Gregory began focusing his energy on his passion for directing. In 1993, he and his producing partner, John Otrin developed a distinctive workshop for actors that eventually became the Film Actors Studio where he has directed over 50 short films - winning several awards along the way including “Best of Festival” in Melbourne Australia. In addition, he wrote and directed the short film Tina Gets Her Man which is shown frequently on PBS.

Gregory Avellone currently has several projects in development. His screenplay Sixmile Cross is being considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a Nicholl Fellowship. He is also in post-production on The Red House which he wrote and directed. He is a graduate of Ohio State University.