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 writer/director and producer of IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, a documentary about the influence and impact of ’80s horror movies, and also the writer/director and producer of IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW, a documentary about ’80s Sci-Fi movies.

David was executive editor 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.

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.”

In February 2019, IT CAME FROM… was nominated Best Website of 2018 by The Classic Horror Film Board for the 17th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards.

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