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GREGORY ALLEN HOWARD
REMEMBER THE TITANS

REMEMBER THE TITANS

When I moved back East to Alexandria, Virginia, I found this wonderful story and tried mightily to sell it, but I couldn’t. I then instead, I wrote it on spec (speculation), and I still couldn’t sell it, except for one buyer: Jerry Bruckheimer. It was a miracle. It was, biblically, the rejected stone that turned into the cornerstone.

This was the first time I was on the set of my own movie. Seeing how it's done: the sets, the lighting, the costumes, was amazing. Seeing it realized was a fascinating thing to see. Being on the set of a movie is like being part of an army. And the army was there because of something I wrote sitting in a room in Alexandria, Virginia 18 months prior. Pretty cool.

Hal Prince, the legendary theater director/producer, told me that in the life of artist, to be involved in even one classic—just one—means that you won the game. Most artists never achieve that. He told me this before Titans. I’ve had my one. Everything else is gravy. I’m playing with house money.

  • Sold : 1998
  • Premiere : September 2000