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Birth NameNestor Gregory Carter

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Greg is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University. After studying under Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Gordone, Greg Studied film at Rice's prestigious School of Visual and Dramatic Arts under Professor Brian Huberman with producer Elizabeth Avellan (Robert Rodriguez's partner at Troublemaker Studios). Recognized along with director Richard Linklater with a Institutional grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for programs at the MFAH. Respected SXSW Film Festival alumni. Gregory also studied screen-writing with Academy Award winning writer/producer Pamela Wallace as well as writer/directors John Lee Hancock, Bill Witliff and Tim McCanlies. Greg was presented the Independent Sprit Award and inducted into the Texas Filmmakers Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 2006 Spindletop Film Festival at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Other inductees included writer Bill Witliff and actress Irma P. Hall.

"Monica", Greg's latest directorial effort, is based on the true story of Houston filmmaker Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their move to Los Angeles in 2005.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Mobley

Greg is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University. After studying under Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Gordone, he went on to earn a Master's Degree in Fine Arts in Filmmaking Studies at Rice University.

His first independent feature "Fifth Ward", which he wrote, produced, edited, and directed, was shot on 35mm. It was the Best Feature Winner at the 1997 New Orleans Black Film Festival and picked up awards for Best Director and Feature at the 1998 30th Parallel Film Festival in Austin. "Fifth Ward" was also officially selected into the 1998 SXSW Film Festival in Austin. The movie was acquired by York/Maverick Entertainment and released nationwide in March of 2000 to Blockbuster and Hollywood Videos and later ran on BET Action PPV. It aired on Black Starz Encore via Urban Entertainment. Greg's sophomore studio film, "Thug Life", is financed and also distributed by York/Maverick Entertainment. It had a limited theatrical run followed by a national release to video in March of 2001. "Thug Life" premiered on Showtime Extreme during the month of April 2002. On "Diamonds from the Bantus", Greg's third feature project which wrapped production in March 2002, he served as co-writer and producer. The cast featured Michael and Janet Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, and Todd Bridges, star of the hit television series "Diff'rent Strokes".

When his schedule permits, Greg enjoys teaching filmmaking. He founded the Fifth Ward Young Filmmaker's Project in 1992. Through the program, Greg instructed over a hundred youths from 1992 to 1996. In 1995, Houston Mayor Bob Lanier and Council Member Michael Yarbrough awarded him citations for his service, involvement, and contribution to the Fifth Ward community. In association with Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), he recently taught a filmmaking class at Project Row Houses for underprivileged youths to give them the opportunity to learn the craft and art of storytelling through film.

Greg served as producer and co-director on "The Dirty Third II: Home Sweet Home", a.k.a. "Survival of the Illest", his fourth feature, which wrapped production on August the 5th of 2002. The film is being released via Lion's Gate/Artisan Entertainment in the summer of 2004. The movie is based on the story that Greg co-wrote with Wreckshop Records' CEO Derrick "D-Reck" Dixon. The film features Def Jam South's multi-platinum recording artist Scarface, E-40, Lil' Troy, BET Comic View legend Reynaldo Rey, rapper Big Moe, and other members of the Wreckshop Records' family. The soundtrack will be available via Priority/Capitol Records. Most recently he served as Executive Producer on the feature film "Hustletown Mobbin'" and the Latin hip hop documentary, "What's Really", which features rap recording artists Fat Joe, Baby Beesch, Kid Frost, and others. "What's Really" is scheduled for release in June of 2003 via Simmons-Lathan Media. "Hustletown Mobbin'" features Sony/Columbia's platinum recording artist Lil' Flip as well as South Park Mexican and Lil' Troy. Greg also served as Associate Producer on the Maverick Entertainment/Sleeping Giant feature film, "Diggin' for Dollars". Both features, "Diggin' for Dollars" and "Hustletown Mobbin'" are being released by Maverick Entertainment in the summer of 2003.

His current projects include Break-Away Films' romantic comedy, "My Big Phat Hip Hop Family", on which Greg served as the film's co-writer, co-producer and director. Production wrapped in the fall of 2003 in Miami, Florida. He served as director/producer on "Treasure n tha 'Hood". It wrapped in New Orleans in February of 2004 and is being released by Warner Home Video June 28th 2005.

Greg's next feature, the drama "Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story", wrapped production in June of 2004 and starred David Ramsey and Charles Durning. The movie premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, February of 2005. "Resurrection" won the Gold Remi Award for best feature at the 2005 Worldfest Houston International film Festival. Greg's sixth feature, the drama "Hurricane Katina and the project named Desire", wrapped production December 2005, on which Greg served as the film's co-writer, producer and director. "Katrina" is set to premiere at the Urban World Film Festival in New York City, June of 2006. "Katrina" recently won Best Docudrama at the 2007 San Diego Black Film Festival. Greg recently served in the capacity of producer and co-director on the Warner Brother's feature "American Dream". Based on the ascent of the multi-platinum artist Mike Jones, American Dream stays true to its name as it dictates the story of an idealistic, aspiring rapper growing up in the formidable streets of Houston. Despite the challenges of growing up in the rough streets of Houston, Mike's determination and dedication leads him from a guy flipping burgers to the discovery of a new path in life through his music. Greg was presented the Independent Sprit Award and inducted into the Texas Filmmakers Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 2006 Spindletop Film Festival at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Other inductees included writer Bill Witliff and actress Irma P. Hall. Greg signed with the Don Buchwald and Associates in the Fall of 2006 and is represented by Gayla Nethercott. Greg's manager is Peter Miller of PMA Literary & Film Management, Inc.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gayla Nethercott

Greg is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University. After studying under Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Gordone, Greg Studied film at Rice's prestigious School of Visual and Dramatic Arts under Professor Brian Huberman with producer Elizabeth Avellan (Robert Rodriguez's partner at Troublemaker Studios). Recognized along with director Richard Linklater with a Institutional grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for programs at the MFAH. Respected SXSW Film Festival alumni. Gregory also studied screen-writing with Academy Award winning writer/producer Pamela Wallace as well as writer/directors John Lee Hancock, Bill Witliff and Tim McCanlies. Greg was presented the Independent Sprit Award and inducted into the Texas Filmmakers Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 2006 Spindletop Film Festival at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Other inductees included writer Bill Witliff and actress Irma P. Hall.

"Lap Dance", Greg's latest directorial effort, is based on the true story of Houston filmmaker Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their move to Los Angeles in 2005.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: GC

Trivia (1)

Studied film at Rice's prestigious School of Visual and Dramatic Arts with producer Elizabeth Avellan (Robert Rodriguez's partner at Troublemaker Studios). Recognized along with director Richard Linklater with a Institutional grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for programs at the MFAH. Gregory also studied screen-writing with Academy Award winning writer/producer Pamela Wallace as well as writer/directors John Lee Hancock, Bill Witliff and Tim McCanlies.

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