Vin Morreale Jr.
INDUSTRY ELITE Inductee
Vin Morreale, Jr. is an award-winning director, producer, writer, actor and acting teacher.
As president of VSM Productions, Morreale wrote, produced and directed the hit romantic comedy, Breaking & Entering. The movie premiered on February 13, 2004 to a sold-out house at the historic Louisville Palace Theater, with the biggest single screen box office movie premier in the Southeast.
Morreale has sold material to TV shows like Remington Steele and The Smurfs, and has won numerous writing awards, including the Ohio Independent Film Festival and Scriptmill Screenwriting contests for the comedy Halfway Home. Morreale is a co-founder of the San Francisco Playwrights' Center, as well as the Senseless Bickering Comedy Theatre.
Vin Morreale, Jr. has written, directed or produced numerous documentaries and educational videos, including the internationally acclaimed, six-hour series The PGA of America's Complete History Of Golf, The Kentucky Derby Collector's Showcase, Rand McNally's "Central Florida", Altered Visions - The Dan Rhema Story, as well as the Telly Award-winning performance documentary, The Louisville Ballet's "Cinderella."
To date, he has written thirty-six stage plays, including many in print with national publishers. His work has been given more than 700 productions throughout the United States and Canada. His book on theater, Burning Up The Stage - Monologues, Short Scenes and Audition Pieces For Actors From Six To Seventy, is sold world-wide through Dramatic Publishing.
As an actor, Vin has appeared in hundreds of commercials, videos and low-budget feature films, and served as Al Pacino's stand-in & double in The Insider. Over the years, he has performed on stage, radio and TV from Boston to San Francisco. Along with his nationally known Burning Up The Stage performance workshops, Vin is the primary acting coach for the Alix Adams Agency, and has taught both acting and scriptwriting from elementary school through college level. He is also one of Kentucky's leading casting directors for film, TV and stage, with an actor's contact list that reaches into six states across the Southeast and Midwest.