Brian Weinstein is President and COO of Bad Robot. Bad Robot, formed by filmmaker J.J. Abrams in 2001, has produced television series such as Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Castle Rock and Westworld, feature films such as Super 8, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and Cloverfield franchises and interactive content including the mobile app Action Movie FX. In 2018, the company launched Loud Robot, an artist-friendly independent music label, and Bad Robot Games, a new entity dedicated to developing large and indie-scale original games for mobile, PC and console.
Brian joined Bad Robot in June 2017 after 12 years at Creative Artists Agency. He originally served as Head of Corporate Finance at CAA, before becoming Head of Global Client Strategy. In that role, Brian led the agency’s efforts to maximize value, generate revenue, and oversee business development for the agency’s most prolific and entrepreneurial clients in all areas across sports and entertainment. Before joining CAA, he was a corporate associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
In addition to his corporate background, Brian has extensive political and non-profit experience. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Opportunity Network, an organization focused on empowering high-achieving, low income youth. To recognize his work with The Opportunity Network, Brian received the Champion of Social Entrepreneurship award fromCoachArt, a non-profit serving young children facing serious illness. Brian is also a Board Member for the United States Soccer Foundation. He is also a former White House intern in the Clinton administration and worked at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
Brian has a BA from Yale University and a JD from Columbia Law School. At Yale, he was a proud member of the Yale Men’s Soccer team. He and his wife, Norah, co-president of the non-profit organization Baby2Baby, live in Los Angeles with their children Sloane and Graham