Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lovin' Out Loud: Greg Turner & Brian Hewson

Greg Turner is a product of New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing . He was a 2008 Semi-Finalist for the Disney Fellowship in Feature Film. For the past two years, Greg has been working on Empire, an internet soap opera, he co-created. Season four of Empire is currently in pre-production and the first three seasons are available at Greg and his Empire producing partner, Brian Hewson are also in development for a new webseries starring Martha Byrne. His new musical All Fall Down, written with Selda Sahin, was produced in the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) directed by Lonny Price and starring Jenn Colella and Mary Testa. A finalist for the 2008 Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, All Fall Down is based on his play of the same name, which was produced at the NYU Festival of New Works in 2002. In May of 2009, Greg made his European debut as a playwright at the Keller Theatre with his comedy The Gift Exchange a workshop production in New York from 2007. Greg has adapted The Gift Exchange into a screenplay and is planning to film it on location in Vermont.

Brian Hewson graduated from New York University in 2003 with a degree in Communications. He has spent his time since then in a myriad of activities including general management of All Fall Down. For the past two years he has been working on Empire.

In Turner and Hewson we get to experience the future of a genre that will never die. These young turks are on board for Love Out Loud VI. Come meet and greet the future of story telling.

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