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Who the heck is-

Greg befriends the elephant in the room, puts a hat on it, and invites it to the party. Winner of "Best Comedy Feature Screenplay" at the Austin Film Festival, a Nicholl semifinalist, twice optioned and famously humble, he grew up the middle kid in a family of five, wedged into a two-room apartment off Broadway. There, he learned to turn fights into laughing fits; today, he uses humor to tap into what makes us hilariously, tragically human. Greg has written six features and two pilots for hire and currently works as a story consultant for Story Mastery, founded by Michael Hauge, author of Writing Screenplays that Sell. He now lives in San Pedro, California where he regularly empties his clichés out while taking long walks by the sea.


The Austin Film Festival | Winner (2019)
Best Comedy Feature Script | REARRANGED

Screencraft | Finalist (2021)
Comedy Competition | THE BIG SWINDLE

Launch Pad | Top 10 (2020)
Feature Competition | THE BIG SWINDLE

Cinestory Foundation
| Finalist (2020)
TV Comedy Pilot | SPROUT

The Academy Nicholl Fellowship
| Semifinalist (2019)

International Screenwriter's Association | Winner (2018)
Best Short Script | APARTMENT STORY

Hoboken International Film Festival | Winner (2014)
Jury Award for Best Pilot  | TODAY'S SPECIAL

Coverfly | Endorsed Writer

Austin Film Festival | Top 25 Writers to Watch (2020)


A game of tag in "The Dinosaur Park," NYC | Loser (1996)
Dumbest evasive action | BROKEN WRIST

High school baseball semis | A Lifetime of Regret (2002)
Throwing from Shortstop to First Base |THE GAME-LOSING ERROR

General Anxiety | Top 10 (Present)
Oh God, Oh No | OH NO, OH DEAR


In Action
Today's Special
Written by: Greg Fortier
by: Greg Fortier, Bradley Ross, Brendan Walsh
Directed by: Brendan Walsh
Starring: Andrew Schulz, Tracy Weiler, Patrick Cohen, Evan Bass
Overwatch League Promo
Written by: Greg Fortier
Written by: Greg Fortier and Jerry Topitzer
Created by: Jerry Topitzer
Directed by: Drue Pennella

Starring: Jerry Topitzer, Brian Dole, Emily Chastain, Cameron Croker
Story Consulting

I’ll help you write the best version of your story.


As a story consultant for Michael Hauge’s Story Mastery, I offer honest, supportive, and actionable feedback; line-by-line annotations, and 1-on-1 Zoom sessions, specializing in:

  • Feature scripts

  • Pilot scripts

  • Outlines

  • TV Series treatments

  • Verbal & Written pitches

  • Prose

Writer for Hire

I’ve worked with several clients to bring their ideas to life, including the feature script REARRANGED, which went on to win The Austin Film Festival award for “Best Comedy Feature Script” and was then optioned by Marginal Mediaworks.

As a writer-for-hire, my goal is to combine my experience with your vision, to channel your voice on to the page so that in the end, you have a story that is both expertly crafted and uniquely yours.

I offer rates to fit all budgets.

There was something not quite working with our script, and we couldn’t put our finger on it. But with Greg's excellent advice and insight we were able to find this key piece, without losing the heart of our story.

Colman MacCionnaith

Producer, Vico Films

Best notes I've ever received.

Sam Shainberg

Science Fiction Author

As one of the judges in the Austin Film Festival Script Competition, Greg’s writing instantly stood out even among the finely honed craft of his fellow finalists. What impressed me most was his ability to write such charming, sensitive characters whose quick-witted dialogue had them leaping right off the page. It was a no brainer for me that his script REARRANGED win Best Comedy Screenplay! 

Andrew Logan

Writer, Executive Producer of  CHAPPAQUIDICK

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