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Gregory Eugene Polisseni (born January 16, 1970) is an American film producer,[1][2] abstract artist[3][4] and philanthropist.[5][6] He was born in Rochester, New York.[7] He is the executive producer of the films, The Attic and The Alphabet Killer[8]

Early life

Greg was born in Rochester, New York. His parents are prominent businessmen and philanthropists and he was the youngest of 4 children. He lived in Irondequoit until he was 7 years old when his parents moved the family to Loveland, Ohio to open the Cincinnati area branch of a company called Paychex. In 1980, the family moved back to Rochester where his parents helped build Paychex, Inc. into a billion dollar company. In 1988, Greg graduated from Fairport High School and in 1993, he graduated from St. Bonaventure University[9] with a degree in Marketing and Fine Art. In 1983, when Greg was 13 years old, he and his family lost their 18 year older sister in a car accident.

Career

After graduating from St. Bonaventure University, Greg worked in sales in the Rochester area before opening his own graphic design business. While running this business, he realized his passion for the entertainment industry was growing, and around 1997 he began marketing and promoting several music groups in the Western New York area. He opened Java Records, a music cafe in Buffalo, New York where these groups would perform.

In 2004, Greg[10] was asked to executive produce[11] The Attic, a thriller starring Tom Malloy, John Savage, Jason Lewis and Elizabeth Moss. After that, he produced The Alphabet Killer, a film based on a true story and filmed in Rochester starring Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy, Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, and Michael Ironside. Greg has participated in various other projects including a TV pilot, and is in pre-production for 2 more films. In addition to the movie industry,[12][13] Greg is active in the family business and philanthropy.[14][15]

He has been active in many charitable causes[16] as part of his family's foundation, The Polisseni Foundation,[17] in honor of his late father and sister. He has been instrumental in creating facilities in the Western region of New York that assist in health care, civil improvement[18] and law enforcement.

References

  1. Greg Polisseni Overview. Msn.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  2. Show Me The Money. Animalsheltering.org. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  3. Art at the Jazz Fest!. Veteransbusinesscouncil.org. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  4. Jazz For The Eyes. Democratandchronicle.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  5. Polisseni Foundation Donates $100,000 to Rochester General for New Constantino Patient Access Center. Rochestergeneral.org. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  6. RIT Hockey Dream Rink Finally Becoming a Reality, Officials break ground on Polisseni Center. Reportermag.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  7. Polisseni Pavillion Opens. Rochester General Hospital Foundation. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  8. The Alphabet Killer. Variety.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  9. Peacemaker Perinton Park. Benchesonparade.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  10. Greg Polisseni Profile. Yahoo.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  11. Credits Greg Polisseni. Allmovie.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  12. Profile Greg Polisseni. Nytimes.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  13. Greg Polisseni Credits. Hollywood.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  14. Stolen Dirt Bike Leads to Unexpected Generosity. Ynn.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  15. Fisher to dedicate Track and Field. Brightonpittsfordpost.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  16. Lollypop Farm's Telethon 2011 raises funds. Mpnnow.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  17. Polisseni Foundation Board of Directors. Polissenifoundation.org. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.
  18. Lollypop Farm Telethon Nets Over $228,000. 13wham.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2012.

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