About David Weiner

An entertainment industry mainstay, David Weiner is the creator of the Rondo Award-nominated, retro genre pop-culture site IT CAME FROM…

He 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.

David 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 as well as the award for Best Interview of the Year in 2015 for his one-on-one with Mel Brooks on the 40th anniversary of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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Prior to that, David logged 13 years in the trenches at ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT writing about/interviewing celebrities and filmmakers as senior editor of ETonline.

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.

David has hosted and moderated Comic-Con panels and screening Q&A’s at Arclight Cinemas and other venues, and has appeared on camera for multiple junkets, red carpet events, and segment interviews. He has held countless exciting and lackluster jobs behind a keyboard and running around on a movie set, from being a “towel wrangler” on CAST AWAY with Tom Hanks to consulting as a story analyst for Trigger Street Productions.

He has written pieces for such reputable outlets as The Hollywood Reporter (as a regular contributor to Heat Vision), Variety, L.A. WeeklyEntertainment Tonight, The InsiderYahoo, AOLFandango, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Hollywood.com, WonderScourThe Old Man Club, The Order of the Hexagon and more.

David (aka @TikiAmbassador on Twitter) often gravitates to anything having to do with the ’70s and ’80s, retro pop culture — and yes, all things TIKI.

He considers himself to be a “nostalgia curator.”

IT CAME FROM… has been nominated twice (!) by The Classic Horror Film Board as Best Website — for the 17th and 18th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards.

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