William Rotko came to Los Angeles to study acting under the legendary teacher Stella Adler. After a few small parts in indie films (including Barry Primus' Mistress, David Salle's Search and Destroy and Richard Glatzer's Grief), he co-founded and produced productions for The Dryland Theatre Company. After producing several first runs, he turned his focus to writing. In 1993, Rotko started a long screenwriting partnership with Adam Mazer. At 23, Rotko sold the first Mazer/Rotko authored screenplay to Columbia Pictures. This partnership yielded many spec, rewrite and development deals, including associate producing Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers.
Currently, Rotko is developing several television pilots for 2007, among them Waterfall for NBC/Universal and an untitled FBI drama for Sony/A&E.
Rotko lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Carol, and their daughter, Sasha.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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