David Weintraub (producer)

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David Weintraub
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David Weintraub
Born (1978-09-07)September 7, 1978
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Producer, talent manager
Years active 1999-

David Weintraub is the CEO of DWE Talent, a management, film and television production company.

Early life[edit]

David Weintraub was born on 7 September 1978 in Beverly Hills, California, the only child of a Beverly Hills dentist father (who died while Weintraub was young) and a psychotherapist mother. Weintraub's family mostly work in the field of science.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Weintraub's career began as a teenage intern for Interscope Records and Death Row Records where he worked on records for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, No Doubt, Bush and Eminem. It was while at Death Row Records that he entered the University of Southern California entertainment business programme. In his last year at USC, Weintraub founded Spellbound Records with his boyhood friend Randy Spelling, the son of entertainment mogul Aaron Spelling.[citation needed]

Weintraub joined the William Morris Agency as an agent trainee for the heads of the music division before moving to United Talent Agency where he spent six years as a motion picture talent agent in the prestigious Film & Television department. Whilst there he sorted film and television projects for clients such as Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Birdman, Kurupt and Mýa. He also facilitated the move from reality TV to movies for Kristin Cavallari, Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie. After United Talent Agency, David co-founded Coalition Management with Troy Carter and they worked with Fat Joe, Eve, Nelly, Lady Gaga and Ya Boy.

Weintraub and his close friends Randy Spelling and Sean Stewart appeared in David's first TV show Sons of Hollywood,[1][2] which aired on the A&E network. In a highly unusual move in showbusiness, Weintraub not only created a show but also produced it, starred in it and agented the participants.

Weintraub worked on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew aired on VH1 with Dr Drew Pinsky. Weintraub hired sixty of the ninety celebrities appearing on the program, and also worked as a producer for the show. Weintraub's spin-off series from Celebrity Rehab was Sex Rehab, on which Weintraub worked as a producer and casting director.

Personal life[edit]

Randy Spelling and Sean Stewart were childhood friends of Weintraub's, both of whom David went on to manage as part of DWE Talent. Weintraub can often be seen at red carpet events throughout Los Angeles and frequents the celebrity website TMZ.[citation needed]

Clients[edit]

DWE Talent now focuses on the pop culture world of non-scripted television creation and production and Weintraub has been involved in many shows and pilot shows, as well as the management of the careers of pop culture celebrities. His clients include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (March 30, 2007). "". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Abcarian, Rob (January 8, 2007). "The junior mint". Los Angeles Times.