With more than three decades in the media industry, Rex Weiner is notorious as a journalist, publisher, author, editor and screenwriter based in Los Angeles and Todos Santos, Baja California Sur.
Co-founder and publisher of the pioneering New York Ace newspaper (1972–73) and founding member of the editorial staff of the counter-culture magazine High Times, Weiner does not deny a stint as editor of Swank, the Magazine for Men. Weinerís feature articles have appeared over the years in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and LA Weekly. He is currently Hollywood correspondent for Rolling Stone Italia.
Weiner ruined morning coffee for many entertainment industry executives as a Daily Variety staff reporter from 1992 –1997. His weekly Variety column, Lost and Found, exposed a parade of Hollywood's hapless has-beens to scorn and ridicule. He helped develop the publicationís web edition, Variety.com.
Weiner co-authored The Woodstock Census (Viking Press, 1979), a widely-hailed survey of the Sixties Generation's impact on American society. Weiner's latest book is Mission To India: Portrait of a Volunteer Surgical Team in Action, a charitable effort and obvious bid for redemption. As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Great Circle Books (www.greatcirclebooks.net), he publishes award-winning books of fine art photography.
A member of the Writers Guild of America since 1982, Weiner's produced film credits include The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, based on his original stories and directed by Renny Harlin for 20th Century Fox. As a writer for the TV series Miami Vice, his credits include the classic episode #9, Glades ("Maybe you won't even twitch". BANG!)