Anthony Weintraub is a screenwriter, producer, and director and is perhaps most known for his 2007 screenplay adaptation of the graphic novel Tekkonkinkreet by acclaimed manga creator Taiyo Matusmoto. The first Japanese anime to be written and directed by Americans, Tekkon won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film and was nominated for Best First Feature at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. Anthony began working in the film business as a story editor and script reader, working for clients such as Oliver Stone, Miramax Films, and Paula Weinstein. He has directed award-winning short films which have screened in the Deauville, Ann Arbor, and Athens Film Festivals. Anthony has also spearheaded fruitful crowdfunding campaigns, launching and running two successful media-related Kickstarter projects.
In addition to his film work, Anthony is a consultant for non-profit institutions, making award winning promotional and brand films, directing special events, designing media outreach campaigns and consulting on communication outreach for NGOs including Human Rights Watch, The Nature Conservancy, Gere Foundation, The Nation Institute and FilmAid International. Anthony is also an active adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has spoken on numerous panels and is an active lecturer.