Nicholas Weinstock is the author of three books in addition to being the president of Invention Studios, a creative film and television company currently producing more than a dozen movies at major Hollywood studios as well as independent films and television shows for broadcast, cable and streaming networks.
Weinstock began his career at Spy magazine, Random House, and Riverhead Books in New York City before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of a nonfiction book, The Secret Love of Sons; two novels, As Long As She Needs Me and The Golden Hour; and articles and essays for The New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, The Nation, Vogue, Out, Elle, Glamour and many other national publications.
In 2000, Weinstock went to work as vice president of corporate communications at News Corporation, serving as chief speechwriter for the global media company’s chairman, Rupert Murdoch, as well as for its president, Peter Chernin. In 2004 he moved to Los Angeles to serve as vice president of development for 20th Century Fox Television, where he helped create a range of TV series for broadcast and cable networks. In 2007 he partnered with writer/director Judd Apatow to run Apatow Productions, overseeing such movies as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Get Him to the Greek and Bridesmaids. In 2009 he joined Peter Chernin to launch Chernin Entertainment and helped oversee the company’s development of both feature and television projects. And in May 2011 he founded his own company, Invention Studios, now based at Lionsgate Entertainment in Santa Monica, California.
Weinstock serves on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, on the Council of the Authors Guild, and teaches creative writing at public schools in the Compton and Crenshaw neighborhoods of Los Angeles. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.