Robert Weinberger was raised primarily in Brooklyn, New York; first, in Williamsburg, and then, across the street from the Cyclone roller coaster ride at the world-renowned Coney Island amusement park. He survived four years of high school on Long Island before legally immigrating to Los Angeles where he adopted the moniker, “Rob.”
Rob’s memoirs, “My Letter: Eight lines, one hundred nineteen words, nine sentences,” “The Year of Living Nervously,” “Look Homeward, Brooklyn,” “Sex, Drugs & Vic Giovanni,” “Confessions of a Nervous Child” and “20 Minutes with Bobbie Koppleman” have appeared in Memoir Journal, Ink Filled Page, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Hippocampus Magazine and Spilt Infinitive. Editors and readers of Hippocampus chose “Sex, Drugs & Vic Giovanni” and “Confessions of a Nervous Child” as the magazine’s “most memorable” published works in December, 2012, and April, 2013, respectively.
In November, 2016, Hippocampus selected Rob’s memoir, “Enough,” a tribute to his father, as a finalist in their national non-fiction literary competition. READ MORE
Rob’s tales of suburban adolescent angst were recently incorporated into his original TV pilot, “Long Island,” winner of the Fresh Voices screenwriting competition (one-hour original pilot category) and a semi-finalist in The Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Pilot contest. The semi-autobiographical story of a Brooklyn teenager’s adjustment to suburban life was selected in 2016 as one of five top TV pilots by the London-based international Shore Scripts competition. ROB’S Q&A WITH SHORE SCRIPTS
Rob’s screenplay, “Tell Me a Movie,” was a Nicholl Fellowship finalist and a grand prize winner in the national Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest.
In a previous life, Rob toiled as a publicist for Universal Pictures, working with some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry — none of whom return his phone calls.
To view Rob’s profile on the Launch Pad Success Stories page click HERE.
To view author Rebecca Moore’s profile of Rob and “Vic Giovanni” on her Lunch in Brooklyn site, click HERE.
To preview “Nervous Child” on the Lunch in Brooklyn site, click HERE.