An entertainment industry mainstay, David Weiner is a content producer, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, a magazine editor-in-chief/online senior editor, and an award-winning journalist.
David is the director/writer/producer of IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, a critically acclaimed four-and-a-half-hour documentary about ’80s horror movies, its follow-up IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: PART II, and IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW, a documentary about ’80s Sci-Fi movies, for CreatorVC.
He was executive editor (editor-in-chief) of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine from 2015 to 2016, earning the prestigious Rondo Hatton Award two years in a row for Best Classic Magazine.
Prior to Famous Monsters, David logged 13 years working in the trenches at ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (TV’s longest-running, No. 1 syndicated entertainment news show) writing about and interviewing celebrities and filmmakers as Senior Editor of ETonline.
Creator of the critically acclaimed, multi-Rondo-nominated IT CAME FROM… (ItCameFromBlog.com) retro genre pop-culture site, David has hosted and moderated Comic-Con International panels and screening Q&A’s at Arclight Cinemas, the historic Alex Theatre, and other venues; is a frequent guest on various podcasts;, and has appeared on camera for multiple junkets, red carpet events, and segment interviews.
He has written pieces for such reputable outlets as The Hollywood Reporter (as a regular contributor to Heat Vision), Variety, L.A. Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Yahoo, AOL, Fandango, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Hollywood.com, Wonder, Scour, The Old Man Club, The Order of the Hexagon and more.
David was the one who broke the news, worldwide, that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were returning to STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS — a full year before Disney announced it officially — because Hamill told him so.
A board advisor to The Alex Film Society‘s annual Halloween event, David has held countless exciting entertainment jobs, both behind a keyboard and on a Hollywood movie set, from being a “towel wrangler” on CAST AWAY with Tom Hanks to consulting as a story analyst for Trigger Street Productions.
Also a 2015 Rondo Hatton Award winner for Best Interview of the Year (with Mel Brooks for the 40th anniversary of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) and 2016 Writer of the Year runner-up alongside Best Article (“The Great American Werewolf Reunion”) runner-up at the Rondos that year, David is passionate about film, TV, music, and pop culture, to which he applies a wealth of knowledge when it comes to entertainment trivia and arcane factoids.
He naturally gravitates to the retro nostalgia of the ’70s, ’80s, and decades of the past, and considers himself to be a “nostalgia curator.”
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