Robert J. Emery
Robert J. Emery
Award-winning Writer, Producer, Director, and Author
Memberships: The Directors Guild of America (Ret). The Authors Guild,
Alliance of Independent Authors.
Robert J. Emery is the award-winning writer, producer & director of 8 motion pictures and over 140 hours of cable network documentaries. He is the author of fiction and nonfiction books. He has been honored with multiple awards for his novels “Midnight Black,” “The Autopsy of Planet Earth,” and his nonfiction book “America: Standing Strong.” Megastar is his 9th publication.
Mr. Emery’s interest in entertainment production began following his four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force with Armed Forces Radio & Television. His first civilian job was as an on-air personality and news reporter for an Ohio radio station. After a year, he left and turned his attention to advertising by opening his own agency, which led to writing and directing local T.V. commercials. He created and produced a daily one-hour television morning talk show hosted by former Miss USA Diana Batts and T.V. personality Carl Day. In 1965, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Bittersweet Night, followed by Willy & Scratch - Dare the Devil - Scream Bloody Murder - Sign of Aquarius - Ride in a Pink Car - The Florida Connection, and Swimming Upstream, which won the Los Angeles City Film Festival Sapphire Halo Award for Best Dramatic Motion Picture.
Mr. Emery’s cable television documentaries include For God & Country and A Marine Sniper’s Story for MSNBC, hosted by NBC news anchor Lester Holt. The one-hour special won the National Headliner Award for Best Documentary or Series of Reports and the Special Jury Award in the informational category of the Professional News Division (CINE Golden Eagle Competitions). He created and directed the 91-episode Starz/Encore series The Directors, which ran for five years and then five years in re-runs on the Reels Cable Channel and in over 75 countries worldwide. The Directors won the Silver Plaque Award at the Chicago International Television Competition, the Award of Excellence 2003 Accolade Awards, and First Place in the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association Awards for best documentary series. That was followed by Winter Quarters, a PBS documentary featuring circus performers wintering in Florida, which won him his second Golden Eagle. He created and produced the four-hour PBS mini-series The Genocide Factor, hosted by Academy Award© winner Jon Voight, which won the Houston International Worldfest Gold Special Jury Award for Best Television & Cable T.V. Series/Documentary. He produced and directed Kid Health,” a 13-episode PBS series on children’s healthcare in America hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming. He created and directed Golden Saddles Silver Spurs - The History of Western Cinema for Starz/Encore Western Channel.
MEGASTAR is Mr. Emery’s third novel under his pen name, R. J. Eastwood. He had authored six nonfiction books under his given name. Mr. Emery’s books.
Mr. Emery was born and raised in Bristol, Rhode Island. He and his wife now reside in Florida. When not writing, Mr. Emery loves to cook, creating great Italian meals thanks to the teachings of his Italian mother and to the delight of his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.