Nicholas Weinstock is the author of three books in addition to being the president of Invention Studios, a creative film and television company producing a diverse slate of films and television series at major Hollywood studios and networks.
Weinstock began his career at Spy magazine, Random House, and Riverhead Books in New York City before publishing his first book, The Secret Love of Sons. This was followed by two novels, As Long As She Needs Me and The Golden Hour, as well as articles and essays for The New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, The Nation, Vogue, Out, Elle, Glamour and many other national publications.
In 2000, Weinstock went to work as vice president of corporate communications at News Corporation, a global media company. In 2004 he moved to Los Angeles to serve as vice president of development for 20th Century Fox Television, where he developed comedy series for broadcast and cable networks. In 2007 he partnered with writer/director Judd Apatow to run Apatow Productions, overseeing such movies as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Get Him to the Greek and Bridesmaids. He went on to run Red Hour Films together with partner Ben Stiller -- where he produced movies including Alex Strangelove and Plus One and television series including Escape at Dannemora, which was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards, and Severance, starring Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Adam Scott and Christopher Walken. He since has launched his own production company, Invention Studios, as well as founding Craft Services: an innovative online community of aspiring screenwriters from underresourced communities and underrepresented backgrounds worldwide.