Greg Reitman

Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, executive producer, writer, author, activist, public speaker who combines an impressive background in film production, distribution, finance, alternative energy, marketing, business, and technology. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.

Greg served as Executive Producer on the feature film, Crypto produced by Yale Productions starring Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp which will be released theatrically by Lions Gate in 2019.

Recently, Greg joined forces with Astro-Nomical Productions – an animated production company focusing on feature animated films. The first production, SONGHUA, an animated feature film will be directed by Tony Bankcroft (Mulan, Animal Crackers) starring Jackie Chan, Emily Blunt, & John Kravinski and released by Global Open Road. Greg will serve as Executive Producer working exclusively with Astro-Nomical Productions & CFG (China Film Group) Animation as the first of five films produced between the USA and China.

Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Filmmaker” Greg wrote, produced & directed the New York Festival Audience Award-winning feature documentary, ROOTED in PEACE (“Reitman’s authenticity is what makes this film worth seeing” Herbert Paine, Broadway World) which debut at the United, screened at numerous film festivals including the prestigious du Festival d’ Environment in Paris. The film was released theatrically thru Landmark Theaters and expanded over to 100+ art house theaters across the nation combined with a national DVD release in Whole Foods. The film is currently slated for a worldwide digital release with Netflix in 2019

Prior to directing ROOTED in PEACE, Greg produced “FUEL” SUNDANCE Audience Award-winning feature documentary FUEL (“A vital, superbly assembled documentary” — Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times). FUEL played at dozens of film festivals, won numerous awards, was released theatrically and aired on CNBC.

Prior to producing FUEL, Greg wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary “Hollywood’s Magical Island – Catalina (“A charming and nostalgic slice of Americana that beautifully recreates a sense of place.” – Andrea Hanson, American Public Television). The award-winning documentary was shown at over a dozen film festivals before syndicating on PBS.

Prior to directing, Hollywood’s Magical Island – Catalina, Greg produced & directed the live multi-camera music video for music legend Dick Dale. He has also produced & directed corporate videos for Indigeneous Designs, Pathways to Peace (United Nations) Sally Ranney, Solar Energy Int’l, The Hard Rock Café, to name a few.

Prior to Blue Water Entertainment, Greg worked in the high tech arena for five years. From 2000-2002, he managed the Global Business Development, Media & Entertainment division for Fortune 500 company LSI Logic, Inc. a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, silicon chips, and fiber channel storage. At LSI, he was responsible for the creation and implementation of the entertainment strategic business plan as well as running the vertical entertainment business. In addition, he produced the brand identity package for the company’s division.

In 1994 Greg moved to Sydney, Australia, where he co-founded the Meta Group subsidiary operation in Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he was the top sales director, attaining sales up to $1.5 million in the first 12 months. He later relocated to Los Angeles operating as senior sales director, where he achieved top revenues for the company. Greg was a leading industry technology spokesman in the areas of multimedia, electronic publishing, and e-commerce.

Greg began his career in 1993, working in the marketing and sales department for Oxford University Press in New York City. In 1994 he moved to London, England where he worked for Simon & Schuster International. At Simon & Schuster (formerly Viacom), he was responsible for the packaging and launch of Viacom’s first educational multimedia product in the global marketplace.

Greg is also a public speaker, and panelist with expertise in the advancement for social change, sustainability, finance, marketing & distribution and transformative thought. His speaking engagements include: Aspen Renewable Energy Summit, Biodiesel Expo, Boston University, Chelsea Film Festival, Conscious Life Expo, David Lynch Masters Film Program, Digital Hollywood, Earth Day Texas, Electronic Document Management Conference, Fordham University, Julia Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Maharishi School of Management, National American Broadcasters Expo, Oracle Conference, New Life Expo, Santa Cruz Film Festival, SMPTE, Streaming Media West, Sundance Film Festival, Sustainatopia, UCLA, UMASS Amherst, United Nations, Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Waldorf Schools, to name a few.

Greg has written as a freelance journalist covering climate change, alternative energy, and transformative thought for Huffington Post, The Environmentalist, & The World Parliament of Religions. He recently authored his first book, published by Lleywn Publisher’s entitled ROOTED in PEACE: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace.

Greg Reitman received a BA in History & Film from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with international studies at Florence University in Florence, Italy; Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan; and Tel-Aviv University in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He received a Masters Certificate in Creative Producing from The Jewish Federation Masters Program as well as from UCLA in writing, directing, marketing and distribution. Greg served as an adjunct professor teaching at NYU- Tisch the marketing & distribution class. He is an active member of the Director’s Guild of America.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, living a “green lifestyle.”

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