Gregory J. Mottola (born July 11, 1964) is an American film director, screenwriter, and television director. Mottola wrote and directed the 1996 independent film The Daytrippers, then concentrated for several years on directing in television for series such as Undeclared and Arrested Development. More recently, he has directed the feature films Superbad, Adventureland, and Paul.
Mottola in 2009
Gregory J. Mottola
July 11, 1964
Dix Hills, New York, U.S.
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)|
Columbia University (MFA)
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, television director|
Life and careerEdit
Mottola grew up in Dix Hills, New York, in a Roman Catholic family of Italian and Irish descent. He received his BFA in art from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA in film from Columbia University.
Mottola directed Adventureland (2009), a "first love" story about a group of college-age kids working at an amusement park in the 1980s. The film starred Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and received critical praise.
As of 2011[update], Mottola is writing a screenplay based on Leanne Shapton's Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, to be produced by Natalie Portman and Plan B Entertainment.
Mottola is married to Sarah Allentuch and has three children.
|1989||Swingin' in the Painter's Room||Yes||No||Short film|
|2013||Clear History||Yes||No||Television film|
|2016||Keeping Up with the Joneses||Yes||No|
|"Sick in the Head"|
|"Eric Visits Again"|
|2002||"Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"|
|"Truth or Dare"|
|"The Perfect Date"|
|2003||The Big Wide World
of Carl Laemke
|"Pilot"||Unaired television pilot|
|Arrested Development||"Charity Drive"|
|2004||"Storming the Castle"|
|Cracking Up||"Scared Straight"|
|2005||The Comeback||"Valerie Demands Dignity"|
|"Valerie Saves the Show"|
|2012||The Newsroom||"We Just Decided To" |
|"The 112th Congress"|
|"The Greater Fool"|
|2018||The Dangerous Book for Boys||"How to Play Poker"|
|"How to Walk on the Moon"|
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- Byrge, Duane. "Adventureland a winning coming-of-age comedy | Reuters". U.S. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
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- "SXSW: Greg Mottola Talks His Adaptation Of The Charlie Kaufman-Like Important Artifacts". The Playlist (blog). indieWire. March 14, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2017.