Robert Lewis Galinsky was born in Iowa in the United States, and
being of above-average intelligence
he hightailed it out
of there at the very first opportunity.
After studying at the University of Colorado (Boulder), he
continued his journey West to the bright lights of Los Angeles
to pursue his passion for the motion picture industry.
This produced successful stints at DDB Advertising and Touchstone
Pictures (Walt Disney Company). Galinsky also went on to win several
prestigious Screenwriting awards as an amateur,
before turning professional in 1989, rewriting a number of successful
Hollywood film scripts.
Galinsky was then mentored by Academy Award nominee and multi-Emmy
Award nominee Lawrence Heath (Writer/Producer for Mission: Impossible (Original TV series), Dynasty, Murder She Wrote). At that time he was one of only 40 students nationwide
selected for the Truby
Black Belt Program (the most prestigious screenwriting academy
in the world) headed up by writing guru John Truby.
In the early 90's Bobby created America's Least Wanted, one
of first 'reality-based' TV concepts and penned Easy Pickins',
a modern day pirate fantasy for Feder/Segal productions (Michael
In 1994 Robert came to Australia after creating a Walt Disney©
Consumer Products licensing program that was to be the most successful
franchise/licensing arrangement in Australia for three (3) years
running. It was during this time that it became apparent to Galinsky that
he could travel no further Westward without venturing back towards
his roots in Iowa, and he therefore laid down stakes in "Oz"
Galinsky's close proximity to the world of consumer products
and mainstream cinema has given him an innate knowledge of what
drives successful film, television and ancillary income streams.
Until 2004, Bobby worked with a number of producers in Australia,
specializing in "script doctoring" and helping to make
their projects commercially viable.
In 2005 Galinsky became a partner with Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman's
Top Cat Media, with a manifesto to produce high quality commercial
feature films and television at a fraction of the cost of comparable
'Hollywood' projects. Their first joint project, Prey starring Jesse Johnson (son of Miami
Vice's Don Johnson) and singer/actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte
was an extremely controversial but successful project in the teen 'candy horror' film genre that managed to secure several key
foreign markets, and launched the company internationally. The
cleverly designed marketing program bypassed traditional and costly
theatrical releases that plague small films with a series of commercially
sponsored event premieres in Australia and the USA
which brought the film to a DVD and VOD/PPV (Video On Demand /
Pay Per View) release.
In 2006, in partnership with Top Cat Media, Bobby adapted the
iconic novel Dust and Glory to screenplay. In 2008 the story, pitched by Galinsky,
won the Holding-Redlich "Best Project" pitch at the
Screen Producers Association of Australia Convention (SPAA) and resulted
in the feature film project being unveiled at Cannes Film Festival
later the next year. Currently the $40m project, produced in conjunction
with Australian and "A list" US-based partners, is slated
for production in 2013, with Hollywood superstar director Simon
West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air, The Expendables 2) to
helm the pic.