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Welcome...my name is Gregory L. Hudson.
I am the author of "Monologues by Gregory L. Hudson;" subtitled, "Dramatic Monologues For Actors, Why I Sued Eddie Murphy: No Harm, No Foul, 48 POEMS: Reflections Of A Poet, SHOWTIME: Comedic Acting Scene for Two Actors." I consult, lecture and teach primarily in the performing arts areas of acting, voice, movement, writing, producing, and directing.  I founded my first theatrical production company, The Hudson Repertory Company as an undergraduate student at Brooklyn College; which later became Poor Penny Productions, Inc., where I served as founder and artistic director. I also lecture and consult in the area of Copyright Infringement. (For more info, click "Home Menu" above)








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GREGORY L. HUDSON
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Gregory is the author of "Monologues by Gregory L. Hudson," "Reflections Of A Poet," SHOWTIME: Comedic Scenes for Two Actors, and "Why I Sued Eddie Murphy."

Stage Plays (two-acts)
No Harm, No Foul,
an outrageous comedy; A Piece Of My Dream, a compelling southern racial drama; Bronx House, a powerful urban (gang related) prison drama; Vagabond Love, a two character romantic love story.

Stage Plays (one-act)
Unity, a hilarious comedy about equal opportunity employment;  Traffic Jam, a comedic look at the dangers writing parking tickets as a New York City Traffic Agent;

Radio Drama
Severance, a melodrama about civil servants trying to keep their jobs;

Screen Plays (Movies)
Thaddeus McCain, Action/comedy, "plot unavailable"
A Piece Of My Dream, movie version of the stage play
The Plaintiff, Action/thriller, "plot unavailable"
No Harm, No Foul, movie version of the play
Bronx House (In development)

Television Shows
Buck...Wild! comedy, "plot unavailable"
Blinging, series, "plot unavailable"
Vagabond Love (Television special)


A Piece of My Dream, The Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC; No Harm, No Foul, CAMI HALL, NYC; Vagabond Love, Lincoln Square Theatre, NYC; Bronx House, Black Spectrum Theatre, Queens, New York;  Unity, Trump Regency Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ; Severance, various Radio Stations; Traffic Jam, Lincoln Square Theatre, NYC; Robaire, (musical) by Jimmy Johnson & Memories & and Atmosphere (Musical) by Tommie King, CAMI HALL, NYC; (musical) New York University (NYU); Cinderella Punished, by Scott Tobin, Brooklyn College; I'm Not Really Like This, by Neal Munjack, Brooklyn College, Family Puzzles by Joan Fraser, Brooklyn College; An Evening of Shakespeare, Brooklyn College Amphitheater;


Acting: beginning, intermediate, advance & classical; directing, producing; Writing: plays, films, television & novels; Copyright: Protecting your work, what is and is not protectible, how to protect your work & and remedies to copyright infringement.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performing Arts Management; Bachelors of Arts in Theatre; Brooklyn College. 

Areas of Studies: Theatre productions, Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM); Theatre Marketing, Carnegie Hall; Theatre Seminar, Lincoln Center Center for the Performing Arts; Musical Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club; Producing on and off Broadway theatre, Mark Roulf Productions; Performing Arts Law, Contract Law, Wientraub & Wientraub; Education Law, Brooklyn College.

The Public Theatre (formerly know as the Joseph Papp Theatre), A Chorus Line, Broadway;

The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood; Central Park to Broadway;


New York State Department of Education, Performing Arts/Drama
New York State Department of Education, Speech
New York State Department of Education, School Administration Supervision (SAS)
(Elementary, Jr. High School, High School) Performing Arts/Drama
School Administration (Performing Arts/Drama);
School Administration: (Speech);

NYCDOE Conflict Resolution & Mediation Specialist

United States Army Institute Of Administration, Personnel Admin. Specialist
United States Army, Publication Management
United States Army, Administration


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GREGORY L. HUDSON

Copyright Infringement Consultant



Consultations, Lectures and Seminars in the areas of copyright infringement, Litigating as a Pro Se v. Litigating as an Attorney and Hudson v. Universal Studios in the Federal Court System.



In the area of copyright infringement, Gregory (representing himself as a Pro Se Litigant) sued Universal Studios, Eddie Murphy, Heavy D, a/k/a Dwight Meyers, Brian Grazer, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone and others all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States for copyright infringement over the hit movie, LIFE, starring Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawerence, Heavy D, Bernie Mac and others.  His lawsuit stated that the defendants' used "protected experessions"  from his stage play comedy, No Harm, No Foul and his stage play drama, Bronx House, without his authorization and that they "Breached an Implied-In-Fact-Contract" by not paying him as promised for the use of his work or ideas.

Gregory has argued copyright infringement cases on  in the Eastern District Court of New York (EDNY); Hudson v. Universal Pictures, (a/k/a Hudson II) 03-CV-1008; in the Southern District Court of New York (SDNY); Hudson v. Universal Studios, (a/k/a Hudson III) 04-CV-6997; in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2nd Cir.); Hudson v Universal Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment, 04-3576-cv, Hudson v. Universal Studios, 06-3337-cv; and a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States, Hudson v Universal Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment, #05-1009. cert. denied.

Defeated Richard Dunnay, partner at Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. and attorney for Univresal Studios, Eddie Murphy and others' ("Defendants") Rule 12(b) Motion to Dismiss Hudson's Complaint and on Oral Argument against a res judicata defense, before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on May 4, 2007; ruling on May 30, 2007.  Case REMANDED "Bronx House"  Hudson v Universal Studios et al.; (2nd Cir.)

 

Defeated Richard Dunnay and Universal's $72,276.00 Motion for Attorney Fees & Cost.  May 12, 2006 Motion denied Hudson v. Universal Studios et al (SDNY);

 

Defeated Richard Dunnay and Universal's Oral Argument to dismiss Bronx House Claim against a res judicata defense before the Southern District Court of New York on December 8, 2004. Motion Stayed (Hudson v Universal Studios et al).; (SDNY)

 

Defeated Richard Dunnay and Universal's $112,402.84 Motion for Attorney Fees & Cost. Universal Pictures, Imagine Film Entertainment, Eddie Murphy, et al.   Motion denied Hudson v. Universal Pictures (EDNY)

 

Defeated Leah D. Weitzen, attorney for Universal Music Group ("UMG") of SHERMAN PRYOR CASHMAN FLYNN''s before the Eastern District Court of New York on Oral Argument and their Motion to Quash Hudson's subpeana to remove, strike, or seal verizon telephone records which Hudson used to established a nexeus between Hudson and the defendants; Universal Pictures, Eddie Murphy, Heavy D, Imagine Film Entertainment, Brian Grazer, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone. October 2, 2003 No Harm, No Foul: Motion to Quash denied Hudson v Universal Pictures (EDNY)

 

Defeated Richard Dunnay and Universal Pictures on Oral Argument before the Eastern District Court of New York argument to dismissed Hudson's No Harm, No Foul complaint as "objectively unreasonable & without merit.  (Argument denied & Pre trial discovery order was issued)  June 2003 No Harm, No Foul: Hudson V. Universal Pictures (EDNY)

 

 

Brooklyn College, Performing Arts Management, MFA

Brooklyn College, Theatre, BA

Brooklyn College, Public School Administratration

 

 

New York State Department of Education, Performing Arts/Drama

New York State Department of Education, Speech

New York State Department of Education, School Administration Supervision (SAS)

       (Elementary; Junor High School; High School; Administration, Performing

       Arts/Drama; Speech)

New York City Department of Education, Conflict Resolution & Mediation Specialist

United States Army Institue of Admin., Personnel Admin. Specialist

United States Army, Publication Management

United States Army, Administration



MFA: Performing Arts

BA:   Theatre
January 2, 2012

As a life-time theatre artist, I've been involved in almost every aspect of the performing arts as: writer, director, producer, actor, and consultant.  In addition to my books on this page, I've written several plays, all produced Off-Broadway, as well as several films and TV pilots. I currently teach theatre to include: acting, directing, voice and movement, and writing. I've had the pleasure of studying various aspects of the performing arts at some of the most prestigious arts institutions in the world to include: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Public Theatre, The New York Shakespeare Festival and more.  Also, I am considered, by many, as the face for advocacy against Copyright Infringement.