Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rosenberg (born April 24, 1963) is an American screenwriter, film producer, and actor.

Scott Rosenberg
Scott Rosenberg at WonderCon 2010.JPG
Rosenberg at the 2010 WonderCon
Born (1963-04-24) April 24, 1963 (age 57)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film producer

Life and careerEdit

Rosenberg was born in Needham, Massachusetts. After high school graduation in 1981, he attended Boston University, from which he received his bachelor's degree in 1985.[1] He earned his MFA from UCLA.[2] His screenwriting credits include major motion pictures such as Con Air, High Fidelity and Gone in 60 Seconds.

During production of the film Domestic Disturbance in April 2001, Rosenberg was arrested along with actor Vince Vaughn after a bar brawl in Wilmington, North Carolina. The scuffle broke out at the Firebelly Lounge, where actor Steve Buscemi had been stabbed in the face, throat, and arm.[3]

On Beautiful Girls, starring Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, and Uma Thurman:

It was the worst winter ever in this small hometown. Snow plows were coming by, and I was just tired of writing these movies with people getting shot and killed. So I said, 'There is more action going on in my hometown with my friends dealing with the fact that they can't deal with turning 30 or with commitment' – all that became Beautiful Girls.[4]

In October 2015, Rosenberg was brought in to rewrite Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with his writing partner Jeff Pinkner.[5] In February 2018, Rosenberg, Pinkner and director Jake Kasdan were expected to return to the film's sequel.[6]

Scott has two children, Bowie and Sawyer, with his partner Langley Perer.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Writer Producer Notes
1993 Firearm No Executive Short
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Yes Associate
1996 Beautiful Girls Yes Associate
1997 Con Air Yes No
1998 Disturbing Behavior Yes Co-producer
2000 High Fidelity Yes No Co-wrote with D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink and John Cusack
Gone in 60 Seconds Yes No
2002 Impostor Adaptation No
Highway Yes No
2003 Kangaroo Jack Yes No Co-wrote screenplay with Steve Bing, based on a story by Steve Bing & Barry O'Brien
February No Co-producer
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Yes No Co-wrote screenplay with Jeff Pinkner and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
2018 Venom Yes No Co-wrote screenplay with Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel, co-wrote story with Jeff Pinkner
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Yes Executive Co-wrote with Jake Kasdan & Jeff Pinkner
TBA One-Punch Man TBA TBA "In development" co-writing with Jeff Pinkner

Uncredited RevisionsEdit

Acting rolesEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Bimbo Penitentiary Dreg
1997 Con Air Garland's Craps Dealer Uncredited
1998 There's Something About Mary Jailbird
1999 The General's Daughter MP Guard
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Private Doctor
Me, Myself and Irene Softball Player
2005 Fever Pitch 1980's Sox Player

Special thanksEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Writer Executive
Producer
Creator Notes
1992 Air Time Yes No No TV movie
1993 Tales from the Crypt Yes No No Episode "Forever Ambergris"
1995 Ultraforce No Yes No
2001-2002 Going to California No Yes Yes
2007-2008 October Road Yes Yes Yes Co-created with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
2008 Samurai Girl No Yes No
2008-2009 Life on Mars Yes Yes Yes Co-created with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
2010 Happy Town Yes Yes Yes
2014 Star-Crossed No Yes No
2016 Transylvania No Yes No TV movie
2017 Salamander Yes Yes No Co-wrote with Jeff Pinkner & Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec, TV movie
Knightfall No Yes No
2018 Everything Sucks! No Yes No
Origin No Yes No
2019 High Fidelity No Yes No

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scott Rosenberg". bu.edu. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Screenwriting MFA". tft.ucla.edu. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Armstrong, Mark (April 12, 2001). "Buscemi, Vaughn Attacked in Bar Brawl". eonline.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Alexander, Peter. "Scott Rosenberg: Off to a Beautiful Start". The Best Video Guide.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (October 23, 2015). "Scott Rosenberg Comes Aboard Jumanji Sequel For Columbia Pictures". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (February 6, 2018). "Jumanji 3 In The Works With Director, Writers Expected To Return". Variety. Retrieved February 6, 2018.

External linksEdit

WARNING: Scott Rosenberg at LC Authorities is an unresolved name with catalog records for three works by this screenwriter, published 1995 to 2000, and others by Scott Rosenberg, born 1959.