Gregory Earls

Gregory Earls

Director and Post-Production Coordinator

Los Angeles, California

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August 2019
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About Gregory

As a director, Earls has directed music videos for Poetic Groove/Interscope records, a documentary for Covenant House California, entitled, Straight Way Out of the Fire, which helped raise funds to build their Western Avenue Los Angeles facility. His short film, Sax’s Final Orbit, enjoyed an exciting film festival run and garnered Earls numerous awards, including: The Audience Grand Prize at the Pacific Coast Film Festival, Best Director at the Hollywood Renaissance Film Festival, and was nominated Best Short Film at the Austin Film Festival.

Gregory Earls began his career at 20th Century Fox as a Jr. Production Executive in physical production where he learned budgeting and scheduling feature films. Earls went on to become a manager for Fox’s Music Department, overseeing library and stock music resources, before moving into his current position as a Feature Post Production Coordinator, where he’s helped manage editorial for numerous feature films, including: Australia, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Wolverine, The Longest Ride and Logan.

His duties include the setting up cutting rooms and equipment, weekly payroll, the QC of the Digital Intermediate and dailies, scheduling ADR (both stages and talent), keeping track of purchase orders and invoicing, scheduling screenings, and assisting in the delivery of theatrical and home video elements.

Earls’ experience at 20th Century Fox, spanning Production, Music and Post Production departments, has given him an extremely rare real-world education, in almost every aspect of creating a film. One would be hard-pressed to find another individual whose career has crossed between these crucial departments at a world-class film studio. Earls’ formal studies began at Norfolk State University, one of the nations Historically Black Colleges and Universities, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. During his Junior year, Earls studied Film Production at CUNY Hunter College in New York City where he interned under filmmakers Reggie and Warrington Hudlin (House Party) at the Black Filmmakers Foundation. Earls was then accepted as a graduate student by the prestigious American Film Institute where he was the youngest Cinematography Fellow that year.

Earls’ first book, Empire of Light, an Urban Fiction novel about a black cinematography student’s quest-fueled and action-packed European trek to study the genius of Caravaggio, was published in 2011 by the indie press, Simon & Fig. Gregory currently resides in Culver City, California with his wife, Stefania, a native of Milan, Italy. His parents still live in his hometown of Beachwood, Ohio. His father is renowned physicist, Dr. Julian Earls, former Center Director of NASA’s John Glenn Research Center, retired.

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