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Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rosenberg's first feature film to go before cameras was the independent movie Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead on which he also acted as associate producer. His second feature, Beautiful Girls, was directed by Ted Demme and starred Uma Thurman and Matt Dillon. He worked on The General's Daughter starring John Travolta (as an uncredited writer) and was one of several writers on Touchstone Pictures' High Fidelity starring John Cusack.

Rosenberg's association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films began when he wrote the script for Simon West's Con Air, based on his original idea detailing the exploits of the federal prison transfer system. He was also an uncredited writer on the recent hit Armageddon starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck.

Born and raised in Boston, he began writing at a young age, intent on becoming a novelist. Uncertain of how to make a living after graduating from Boston University in 1985, he chanced fate and came to Los Angeles with a friend. He landed a job as a production assistant and began writing scripts. He applied and was accepted to the University of California at Los Angeles' film school, and as a result of winning a screenwriting contest, signed with his first agent. His big break came when producer Joel Silver bought one of his projects, Love Lies Bleeding. Rosenberg then sold another screenplay, Disturbing Behavior, completed a book adaptation, The Black Ice, for Paramount Pictures and wrote two Tales from the Crypt episodes, Forever Ambergris and Seance.

Upcoming projects include Down and Under to be directed by Coyote Ugly director David McNally for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Castle Rock Entertainment as well as a pilot for the WB called Going to California. Rosenberg wrote and produced his newest film, A Leonard Cohen Afterworld, (a working title) for New Line Cinema. The picture is set for release in fall.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Scott Rosenberg Facts

BirthplaceNeedham, Massachusetts, USA

Selected Filmography

Judgment Call
Waiting for Lightning
Road Kill
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Dangerous Curves
Letters From The Other Side
The Vatican Tapes
Born Free
Brace Yourself
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