Producer / Director / Writer, GREGG CANNIZZARO, born and raised in NYC, has a hand in all areas of entertainment including film, television and theater. Mr. Cannizzaro was the producer / sketch comedy director for E! Entertainment Television's Emmy Award winning hit series, "TALK SOUP", the longest running show on E!, airing daily in over 135 markets worldwide.
With an affinity for "independent filmmaking" Cannizzaro co-founded RECYCLE PICTURES, where he produced and directed several projects including the company's first hit feature length film, "GET A JOB". The GEN-X slacker comedy stars Jeremy London (TVs "Party of Five", MALLRATS), Brenda Strong (DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, STARSHIP TROOPERS, SEINFELD), Tamara Mello (TVs "Popular" and "Tortilla Soup"), Brian Krause (TVs "Charmed"), as well as industry veterans Allen Garfield (THE CONVERSATION, NASHVILLE) and Zack Norman (ROMANCING THE STONE, CADILLAC MAN). GET A JOB garnished critical acclaim when it debuted on the international film circuit, taking the Audience Award at the NoDance Film Festival in Utah solidifying Cannizzaro as a force to be reckoned with on the independent filmmaking scene.
Cannizzaro went on to write and direct the dramatic short film, SIXTH SENSE, starring legendary Hitchcock actress Tippi Hedren. The next feature he helmed, on location in Washington DC, an action thriller, MOB, for ITC Polygram Filmed Entertainment. Returning to Hollywood, he produced the black comedy, written and directed by accomplished novelist Sonny Girard "DEAD MONEY".
As an Executive Producer, his credits include "BARNYARD PLACE"; an original children's series (13 episodes), and "GREY MATTER TELEVISION". Working in association with the award winning CGI animation company, S4 Studios (THE SIMPSONS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS). This innovative pilot combined cutting edge 3-D, CGI graphics with live comedy. During the development of GREY MATTER TELEVISION, Cannizzaro teamed up with Paula Schwartz, EMMY nominated writer / producer of "CELEBRITY HOMES". As a result of their collaboration on GREY MATTER, the two formed INDIE GEMS FILMS.
Cannizzaro co-wrote and directed the feature comedy, "Hanging In Hedo," and is currently in production with the psychological thriller, "Hollywood Sarah."