^Spelling, Ian. "Let the Lion Roar: Teaneck native Roger Birnbaum shines brightly in Hollywood", (201) magazine, June 1, 2011. Accessed October 6, 2011. "Much of the producer’s touch, the instinct that drives Birnbaum to financially back a script or to help nurture a pitch into a script and then into a feature, and his overall taste as a filmmaker, can be traced back to his formative years in Teaneck. He was raised there and attended Teaneck High School."