Rocky Lang has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. He’s produced, written and directed motion pictures, documentaries, television shows, movies-of-the-week and mini-series.
Growing up as the son of veteran producer and Universal Studios executive, Jennings Lang, Rocky knew early on that he wanted to write/produce and direct. He has made five documentary films including the award-winning The Making of Tootsie and Spinners, which won the 2013 Best Documentary Award at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival.
Directing assignments have included the long-running hit show Remington Steele, as well as three features: Nervous Ticks, Race For Glory, and All’s Fair. Rocky also produced White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges and directed by Ridley Scott. And he produced the Emmy Award-winning, Titanic, a four-hour mini-series for CBS.
As an award-winning screenwriter, Rocky has worked with most of the major studios and networks, and sold material to numerous production companies. Over the years, he’s worked with such luminaries as Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Jackie Gleason, Clint Eastwood, Sydney Pollack, Teri Garr, Sally Kellerman, George Segal, Peter Berg, Jeff Bridges, John Savage, and many more.
Rocky is the author of eight books, including How I Broke Into Hollywood, Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors, The Big Nasty, Growing Up Hollywood, Differences Differences, Lara Takes Charge and If You Thought Your Divorce Was Bad, Wait Until You Read This Book. He’s also authored a series of empowering books aimed at children with diabetes. His book Lara Takes Charge is in the hands of over 40,000 children, hospitals, and libraries. On May 29, 2008, the American Diabetes Association honored Rocky as Father of the Year for his advocacy for children living with diabetes.
He is currently at work on the book, Letters From Hollywood for Abrams Books, due out September 2019.
Tennis has been Rocky’s lifelong passion. He is a certified professional and a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association.
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