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Robert J. Emery

R. J. Emery is a member of the Directors Guild of America, American Association of Writers & Authors. The National Association of Authors & Editors.


During his film and television career he has written, produced, and directed feature motion pictures and television documentaries and well as national television commercials and industrial films. He created and produced the award-winning ninety-one-episode television series The Directors, the most extensive examination of film directors and the behind-the-scenes making of feature films. His award-winning four-part mini-series, The Genocide Factor, played to rave reviews on PBS stations across the country, and his 2007 MSNBC documentary For God & Country: A Marine Sniper's Story was honored with both the National Headliner Award and the Cine Special Jury Award.


Mr. Emery, who writes novels under the pen name R. J. Eastwood, has won over seventy-five industry awards including seven years in a row at The New York Festivals, two Golden Eagles from The Chicago International Film & Television Festival, top honors at HoustonFest, and the Best Dramatic Feature Film at the Los Angeles Angel City Film Festival for his Lifetime Movie Channel feature film Swimming Upstream.

Mr. Emery's 2017 novel, The Autopsy of Planet Earth, was awarded the 2017 Author's Circle Novel of Excellence for Fiction, the 2018 Readers' Favorite Award for Best Fiction, and the 2018 Book Talk Radio Book of the Year, and the Pulp Den Award. His current novel, Midnight Black - The Purge was published in January of 2019.

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