Rob Weisbach Creative Management is a cross-platform development company, one that provides development, representation, and strategic career management for artists in all media. The
company will bring shape and focus to the artist's work,
represent it aggressively across all formats, train the
artist for media and pursue national exposure on the artist's
behalf, and build an overall strategic plan for self-promotion,
long-term financial stability and a sustained creative
life in the arts.
addition to providing comprehensive career management
for its primary clients, Rob Weisbach Creative Management
also offers customized services for artists who are otherwise
represented, from editorial consultation and media training,
to individualized marketing and publication plans.
the course of his twenty-five-year career in entertainment
Rob Weisbach has developed and published a diverse list
of high-caliber talent including New York Times bestselling
authors Jon Stewart, Brad Meltzer, Jerry
Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres,
Paul Reiser, A.J. Jacobs, Bob Schieffer,
Anthony Rapp, and Kathy Freston; US Poet
Laureate Robert Pinsky and Pulitzer Prize-winner
Lucinda Franks; literary stars A.M. Homes,
Bruce Wagner, and Elissa Schappell; filmmakers
Tim Burton and Ethan Coen; rights advocates
Karenna Gore Schiff and Evan Wolfson; photographer
Chester Higgins, Jr., painter and nature writer
James Prosek, and chef Padma Lakshmi.
In 2008, Weisbach represented his first project as agent, the literary survival memoir Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad, selling world rights to HarperCollins's Ecco imprint. Ollestad's extraordinary book became a New York Times bestseller, has been sold around the world, was chosen by Starbucks as their summer selection and by Amazon as one of the Ten Best Books of 2009, and was optioned by Warner Brothers for film.
mother and father, a psychologist and an editor, instilled
in me the importance of marshalling one's intellect, compassion,
and will to help others achieve their aspirations. For
twenty years, my professional life as a publisher has
been devoted to promoting my authors' talents. That hands-on
experience, along with relationships I've built in national
media, film, and television, now will enable me to offer
my clients sophisticated, broadly informed representation
from the other side of the desk."
"In these times, more than ever, creative artists
will need to become the architects of their own success.
Over the years I've experienced great satisfaction from
helping authors shape their work, focus on what they can
do independently to ensure exposure in the marketplace,
develop opportunities for themselves beyond the book page,
and think beyond the traditional limits of publishing
to build an audience in the digital age. Now, I'm looking
forward to discovering and developing a new stable of
distinctive, dynamic talent and empowering them to marry
a rich creative life with good business strategy."