the Company


Rob Weisbach Creative Management is a cross-platform development company, one that provides editorial development, representation, and strategic career management for artists in all media. The company brings shape and focus to the artist's work, trains the artist for media and pursues national exposure on the artist's behalf, and builds an overall strategic plan for a sustained creative life in the arts.

In 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.

Over the course of his twenty-year career in publishing Rob Weisbach 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; 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, which became a New York Times bestseller, sold in translation around the world, was optioned by Warner Brothers for film, and was chosen by Starbucks as their summer selection and by Amazon as one of the Ten Best Books of the year.

In 2009, Weisbach launched Rob Weisbach Creative Management. The company and its principals have represented an extraordinary range of bestselling and award-winning talent, among them #1 New York Times bestselling children’s author and Golden Globe-winning actor Chris Colfer; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lucinda Franks; Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator John Rocco; New York Times bestselling memoirists Lauren Manning, Melissa Coleman, Paul Reiser and Derek Hough; internationally bestselling novelists Steven Rowley, Sally Hepworth, Brendan Kiely, Ava Dellaira and Hilary Duff; Academy Award-winning director Kevin Costner; rights activists Beverly Bond, Chris Kluwe and Michelangelo Signorile; award-winning physicists Francis Slakey and Gregory Jaczko, and food writers Alana Chernila and Paul Graham.

Through its affiliates and co-agents, the company has placed books in translation with publishers around the globe and is developing television and film projects at studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, and Amazon Studios, with established producing partners including Chernin Entertainment, 21 Laps, and Kennedy Marshall.

"My mother and father, a psychologist and an editor, instilled in me the importance of marshaling one's intellect, compassion, and will to help others achieve their aspirations. For twenty years, my professional life as an editor and publisher was devoted to promoting my authors' talents. That hands-on experience, along with relationships I've built in national media, film, and television, enable me to offer 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.  As a company, we are drawn to distinctive, dynamic talent whom we can help empower to marry a rich creative life with good business strategy."

Rob Weisbach


Testimonials

"Rob Weisbach was the perfect editorial foil. He provided the structure that allowed for maximum creative freedom all the while sticking to a schedule he had convinced me was working at 'my own' pace."

Jon Stewart
New York Times bestselling author of
Naked Pictures of Famous People and America (The Book)

"Rob launched my career, not just by taking a gamble on me and publishing me with cutting edge creativity and fearlessness, but also by making me a true partner in the process. Much of what I've learned about great storytelling and savvy promotion started with Rob and I will always be grateful for it. He is a true visionary and his commitment to his authors can't be overstated."

Brad Meltzer
New York Times bestselling author of
The Tenth Justice and The Book of Lies



"Rob Weisbach is one of the most dynamic archeologists of new literary talent. A thoroughly contemporary editor and publisher, he promotes his discoveries with irresistible vigor. But Rob also harkens back to a gentler time, conjuring the lost days of Max Perkins. Like Perkins, Rob patiently nurtures his writers, lifts them up when they are down and ultimately teases out the best--and better--from them. His rise to prominence has been the good fortune of writers and publishers everywhere."

Lucinda Franks
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of My Father's Secret War

"Rob Weisbach is a visionary, and--to paraphrase Butch Cassidy--the rest of the world is wearing bifocals. Rob discovered me, nurtured my writing, and expertly guided me through creative and career decisions. Without him, I don't think I'd be making my living as a writer today."

A. J. Jacobs
New York Times bestselling author of
The Know-it-All and The Year of Living Biblically