ROCKY LANG BIOGRAPHY
Rocky Lang has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. He has produced, written, and directed motion pictures, documentaries, television shows, movies-of-the-weeks, and mini-series. Among his feature credits, he produced Ridley Scott’s White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges. Mr. Lang recently executive produced You Can’t Take My Daughter for Lifetime Television. His previous films produced at Lifetime were Girl Fight and Racing For Time.
During his career, Mr. Lang has had deals as a producer, and director with Warner Bros., Universal, New World, CBS, NBC, ABC, Twentieth Century Fox, Cinecom, MGM, and United Artists. He is an award-winning screenwriter and has sold his material to numerous production companies. Over the years, Mr. Lang has 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. Mr. Lang spent a year running a television company for Pro-TV operating out of Eastern Europe.
Mr. Lang is the author of nine books, including three on Hollywood. How I Broke Into Hollywood, published by Regan Books/Harper-Collins, Growing Up Hollywood, HLPI Books, and his new book, the best-selling, Letters from Hollywood, published by Abrams Books that won the Theater/Library Association’s Richard Wall Special Jury Prize.
Lang has recently made a deal with Turner Classic Movies to produce a series of pieces based on the letters in the book, Letters from Hollywood.
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.
Directing assignments have included the long-running hit show Remington Steele, as well as three features: Nervous Ticks (Columbia Tri-Star), Race For Glory (New Century Vista), and All’s Fair (Moviestore). Mr. Lang produced the Emmy Award-winning Titanic, a four-hour mini-series for CBS.
Lang enjoys mentoring young filmmakers and has written shorts that he crews with film students and aspiring actors. At the end, everyone has a credit and a reference.
Rocky Lang is also the author of 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. He also invented the Courage Badge for children with diabetes, purchased and distributed by Travelon and QVC, and the Joe Toucan Diabetes Doll. On May 29, 2008, the American Diabetes 05/2020 Association honored Mr. Lang as Father of the Year for his advocacy for children living with diabetes.
Mr. Lang has served on the board of Foundation School Community, a progressive school in Los Angeles. He also sits on the Health Education Advisory Board at Children’s Hospital and served for five years on the Los Angeles Community Leadership Board and ADA National Youth Strategy Board for the American Diabetes Association. Tennis has been Lang’s passion, and he is a certified professional and a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association.