Gary Hardwick is the very definition of a creative powerhouse. The Detroit native is the man behind some of the great movies of the past decade including The Brothers and Deliver Us From Eva and hit tv shows like Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, but there is more to him than what you see. He has even been an integral part of what we read as well, producing several books over the years that have sparked conversation and satisfied readers.
He is also beginning the year with a new book DARKTOWN REDEMPTION, a read that is sure to have his fans and new readers burning through the pages.
Candid, approachable yet undeniably a force to be reckoned with, the Los Angeles, CA resident talks to us about his career in entertainment, how he balances his various roles and what all aspiring creatives need to know about the business.
Gary, thanks for talking with Conversations. Let's talk first about your career in the arts and entertainment as a whole. What has surprised you the most about what you have accomplished?
Take us back. When did you realize that you were good at telling a story?
Was it something that was encouraged by your family and those around you?
When it comes to a big break, Gary, what would you say it was for you? This is a tough one because looking back it could have been many things.
Some know you because of your work on movies, but you have had a great deal of success as an author as well. Have you found that your being diversified as also brought you different fans for each project?
All of us experience highs and lows. How do you stay motivated when things don't go our way?
Talk to us about the new book.
What advice do you have, Gary, for individuals wanting to break into Hollywood?
What about for writers? What do you normally tell those who want to know the secret of being published?
Thanks again for your time. How can our readers keep up with everything you have going on?