Rob Wilson has made his living as a writer and director in Los Angeles, winning the Emmy, Cable ACE, CINE Golden Eagle and other awards for his diverse body of work. He has been director of primetime programming for Disney, Discovery, Group W, ABC and PBS. He is a member of both the Writers and Directors Guilds of America.
As a screenwriter, Rob has had properties optioned by CBS, Universal Pictures, Jersey Films and ITC Productions. He has produced and/or directed pilots for NBC Productions, Turner, Variety TV and created experimental interactive content for the Internet with Cisco and the Microsoft Broadband Initiative.
Rob is a graduate of Stanford University (BA Communications/Psychology), the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in the City of New York (MS Journalism), and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Film Studies at the American Film Institute. He studied acting with Joanne Linville and Judith Weston.
As a Journalist, Rob’s work has covered a wide gamut of fascinating subjects and taken him to far-flung locations. He has reported first-hand on crime and criminal justice, venturing into the nation’s prisons and jails. His documentary work has included investigating corruption in police departments, international Chinese gang networks, Latin American revolutions, the death penalty, treatment of mentally ill offenders, prison rape, the use of cancer-causing herbicides over populated areas, and the battle for LGBT rights. He has tackled complex subjects such as data encryption, technology versus privacy, the politics of persuasion, high-tech medical breakthroughs, computer graphics and 3D Technology (recently winning a New Media Film Festival award for his work as Story Producer on "Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D” and a CINE Golden Eagle for his work as Story Producer on “Water: Our Thirsty Planet,” with National Geographic.
In 2015, Rob founded UnAuthorized Films, Inc. to develop feature, television and documentary projects. He directed a short pilot for the Limited Series, “ProvinceLands” in 2016, and is currently rewriting his second feature, a political action thriller, which won a very high 8.5 rating on The Black List.
Television by UnAuthorized Films, Inc. Director Limited Series for Television, Mystery/Suspense, Details confidential
14 4K Documentaries
Film (short) by Arclight Productions Story Producer 14 short form documentaries, plus several dozen subsidiary pieces, for the Annenberg Space for Photography and limited television broadcast, Internet distribution.
Great Country Inns
Television by Pietown Productions Director Travel Series, featuring luxury Inns around the country
Television by Walt Disney Company DGA Director Disney Channel series featuring behind-the-scenes and special segments with celebrities and Disney characters.
World of Wonder
by GRB Productions Segment Producer Directed and wrote numerous profiles and shows on various subjects.
CINE Golden Eagle
New Media Fiolm Festival (winner)
American Film Institute Conservatory (Los Angeles, CA)
Columbia University Journalism
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)