Rocky Lang has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. 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.
Lang set himself on a track that has seen him produce and direct five documentary films including the award-winning “The Making of Tootsie.” He produced “White Squall” for Disney/Hollywood Pictures, starring Jeff Bridges. He also produced the Emmy-Award winning “Titanic,” a 4-hour mini-series for CBS, and recently Executive Produced “Racing For Time” for Lifetime Television, starring Charles Dutton, which received a Best Picture nomination at The Image Awards.
Lang is also an award-winning screenwriter, having written several screenplays and has received a dramatic writing award from the Houston Film Festival for his original screenplay, The Low Post. Mr. Lang’s most recent script, The Babe That Struck out Ruth, sold last year to ‘bel Films.
Rocky Lang was enjoying a successful lifetime career as a Hollywood producer, director, and writer when, in 2002, his life was dramatically changed by his young daughter’s diagnosis of type I diabetes. Realizing that there was a need for products that educate, entertain, and empower children and adults living with chronic illnesses, he wrote the acclaimed children’s book, Lara Takes Charge. Lang’s other books include How I Broke into Hollywood, published by Judith Regan and Regan Books/Harper-Collins, and Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors, published by Andrews/McMeel Publishing.
Mr. Lang is also a partner in the company Books To Film/TV, (www.bookstofilm.tv), an author and publishing service company that assists writers and publishers by helping them bring their books to Hollywood and the multi-media and entertainment industries and is president of the Joe Toucan Diabetes Project (www.joetoucandiabetesproject.org).
He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and has the honor of being the youngest director accepted into the American Film Institute. Mr. Lang lives in Northridge, CA with his wife and children.