In 1996, Gregoire started his career in San Diego as a TD for pre-rendered adventure video games and quickly moved to game cinematics. In late 1999, he was offered an opportunity to work on final effects shots for Titan AE for POVDE and was also introduced to previz for Moulin Rouge. This introduction to previz led to Star Wars: Episode II at the start of 2000.
Spending four years working for George Lucas and Rick McCallum at JAK Films (The production company for the Star Wars prequels) on Star Wars: Episode II, III and THX1138 - The George Lucas Directors Cut, Gregoire moved from Previz Artist to Previz Supervisor by 2001 and VFX Supervisor / Producer on THX1138 in 2003. Around 2004, he was introduced to Steven Spielberg, whom he worked with on several sequences for Episode III. This began a relationship with Spielberg as Gregoire went on to be the Previs Supervisor for War of the Worlds.
Shortly after War of the Worlds, Gregoire was put on retainer with Spielberg and started his own company, HALON Entertainment. Since then HALON has worked on films such as Transformers (pre Michael Bay), X-Men 3, Ghostrider, Eight Below, Evan Almighty, Rush Hour 3, The Kingdom, Spiderman 3, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Avatar and Indiana Jones 4.
With a vision toward the future, Gregoire has started to move HALON into the fields of production development, direction and technology. Personally, he is moving into directing and development and is looking forward to getting behind the camera on several projects that he has been offered.
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