Robert J. Emery
(Member, Directors Guild of America)
Robert J. Emery is a multi-award winning screenwriter, director and producer. He has spent his entire adult life in the television and motion picture industry writing, producing and directing projects that range from national television commercials, corporate communications, television entertainment programs and feature films. Original television programming and feature films produced by Mr. Emery have run on PBS, MSNBC, ENCORE, PLEX, BET, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Lifetime Television, The Outdoor Life Channel, REELZ Network and in over 55 countries around the world.
In January 2009, Mr. Emery had his first novel, IN THE REALM OF EDEN, published by Glenbridge Publishing, Ltd. It is available online at GlenbridgePublishing.com, AMAZON.com and BarnesAndNoble.com. And, he is currently working on the sequel, entitled EDEN DESTROYED.
In May 2009, IN THE REALM OF EDEN was named a Top 5 Finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, in the New Age Fiction category. The "Indie Book Awards" was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books for the year, and is presented annually by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.
Bob's most current work includes:
Director/Editor for the MSNBC primetime documentary, FOR GOD & COUNTRY (2006/2007). The documentary recounts the exploits of Sgt. Mathew Orth, a Marine Scout Sniper, who had just returned from Iraq. In 2007, the program received the FIRST PLACE award from the National Headliner Awards, in the category of Documentary or Series of Reports.
Swimming Upstream (Screenwriter/Producer/Director), a feature film for Lifetime Television Movie Channel (2006/2007). Winner of the Sapphire Halo Award for Best Dramatic Motion Picture, AngelCiti Film Festival (L.A.). The film stars two-time EMMY winner Michael Moriarty (Law & Order - NBC), Kelly Rutherford (Threat Matrix/E-Ring - ABC), Ben Savage (Boy Meets World - ABC), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile/The Majestic), Elizabeth Harnois (Point Pleasant - FOX), Matt Czuchry (The Gilmore Girls - The WB Network).
Mr. Emery has also directed and written these other feature films:
One Savage Night – David, David – Willy & Scratch – The Florida Connection – Ride in a Pink Car – Scream Bloody Murder – Sign of Aquarius and the above referenced, Swimming Upstream.
Producer/Director of the award-winning series, The Directors. Produced in cooperation with the American Film Institute (Silver Plaque Award, 2002 Chicago International Television Competition – Award of Excellence, 2003 Accolade Awards), 91 one-hour episodes featuring Hollywood’s finest film directors. This series began its domestic run on the STARZ / ENCORE Cable Network in March of 1999, and the REELZ Network in 2006 (and is currently running in 55 countries). In February of 1999, an audience of 500 honored his work on The Directors series at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.
The Genocide Factor: The Human Tragedy (Producer/Director), a four-hour PBS mini-series. Hosted by Academy Award winner, Jon Voight, the series recounts the entire history of genocide and was awarded the Gold Special Jury Award for Best Television & Cable TV Series/Documentary from the Houston International Film Festival.
KidHealth (Producer/Director), 13 half-hour episodes on children’s health care in America. The PBS series was hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Peggy Fleming.
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (Producer/Director), a four-hour documentary on the history of Western Cinema, for the STARZ / ENCORE Western Channel.
Mr. Emery is the author of four recently published books: The Directors: Take One, The Directors: Take Two, The Directors: Take Three and The Directors: Take Four.
Mr. Emery is the recipient of over seventy-five industry awards for his work, including two Golden Camera Awards from the Chicago International Film & Video Festival for Best Documentary of 1992. He won top honors at the New York Film Festival nine years in a row (1991-1999). He won top honors at the 1997 and 1998 American Business Awards. In 1996 and 1999, he received the Cine Golden Eagle Award for projects he wrote, directed and produced. In 2001, he was awarded a Gold Award from the American Corporate Video Awards. In January of 2002, his series, The Genocide Factor: The Human Tragedy, was chosen as one of the 10 Best Documentaries at the Prism Foundation 12th Night Film Festival, in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mr. Emery is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Full industry credits can be found at both IMDB.COM and Google under the name of Robert J. Emery.