Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Writers Branch) [2004-2007 and 2008-2017]. Member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, West [2005-2007].

He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1971 with a major in Political Science.

Son-in-law of Barbara Bartlett Sloan of New York City and Paul Holland Bartlett of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Son of Jessie Robinson of Lake Worth, Florida and the late S. Jesse Robinson.

Still developing his labor of love project "The Age Of Aquarius" about humanitarian relief workers, to which Harrison Ford was long attached to star until it was cancelled back in 1997. [February 2005]

Appeared on the Today Show Concert as a guitarist with his then current girlfriend, Carole King. [August 2002]

He accompanied the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on humanitarian visits to Bosnia and Somalia as an observer. After this visit, he produced five documentaries about the terrible conditions in Bosnia and Somalia.

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Field of Dreams (1989).