Chip Rosenbloom

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Chip Rosenbloom
Born Dale Rosenbloom
(1964-07-03) July 3, 1964 (age 50)
New York City
Occupation St. Louis Rams Co-owner/Vice-Chairman, director, documentary/feature filmmaker, entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Kathleen Melville Rosenbloom
Children Alexander Rosenbloom
Olivia Rosenbloom
Parents Georgia Frontiere
Carroll Rosenbloom

Dale "Chip" Rosenbloom is an American filmmaker who wrote/produced/directed Shiloh and produced Across the Tracks and Fuel.[1][2] He has produced twenty-five films and television movies.[2] He is the co-owner and Vice Chairman of the St. Louis Rams professional football franchise.[3] From 2008 to 2010 he was the team's controlling owner, before selling his family's interest to Stan Kroenke.[3] He is president of Rosenbloom Entertainment and founder/owner of Open Pictures.[4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Rosenbloom was born July 3, 1964 in New York City.[1] His father, Carroll Rosenbloom, was a businessman who, first with the Baltimore Colts and then the Los Angeles Rams, was the winningest owner in NFL history.[4] Following his father's death in 1979, Rosenbloom's mother Georgia Frontiere became majority owner of the Rams. She later moved the team to St. Louis.[6] Frontiere died in 2008, at which time Rosenbloom became controlling owner of the team.[4] The family sold the majority interest in the team to E. Stanley Kroenke at the end of the 2010 season.[4] Rosenbloom remains a part owner of the Rams, and serves as the team's vice-chairman.[4]

After graduating the USC Film School (now the USC School of Cinematic Arts) Rosenbloom began his career at Aaron Spelling Studios, followed by working in development for Mace Neufeld Productions.[7] He began his career as an independent filmmaker in 1990.[4] Among his films in the early 1990s were Across the Tracks, Nails, and the ABC movie Ride With the Wind.[4] In 1997 he wrote, produced, and directed the multi-award winning feature film Shiloh which tells the story of a young boy who rescues an abused dog.[4]

Rosenbloom produced the WB Keri Russell vehicle Eight Days a Week.[8] From here Rosenbloom began making documentary films.[9] Notably, Reckless Indifference, is the true story of a teenage fight gone wrong and the sentencing injustice that followed.[9] It won the International Press Academy Award, and is taught in several law schools.[9]

In 2007, Rosenbloom produced the Weinstein Group film The Girl in the Park.[10] That same year he was nominated for a Tony Award for producing the August Wilson play Radio Golf.[4]

In 2008, he produced the documentary Fuel which was short-listed for an Oscar.[11][12]

In 2013, Rosenbloom executive-produced The Call.[13] Rosenbloom also executive-produced the film Careful What You Wish For.[14]

Rosenbloom is producing the untitled Ryan Ferguson documentary, the story of a young man who was convicted of a murder based on the dream of a friend.[15] A controversial case, it is being examined by director Andrew Jenks, and Rosenbloom is partnering with journalist Dylan Ratigan on this project, which explores the injustices of the justice system.[15]

Additionally, he has written a number of songs for musical artists including Dayna Lane, Sheena Easton, and Rita Coolidge, and is the composer of the theatrical musical based on the Clint Eastwood movie “Bronco Billy”, set to premiere in 2015.[2]

Charitable work[edit]

Rosenbloom has recently been active in social justice, and was among the people who signed Russell Simmons' letter to the President calling on the Federal Government to reform the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.[16] He and his wife Kathleen were the seed financers behind the awareness campaign to help change these laws with Families Against Mandatory Minimums.[16] Rosenbloom and his wife are also on the President's Council for Feeding America, the United States' largest hunger relief organization.(ANN) Additionally, he serves on the advisory boards of the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, the Fulfillment Fund, the Veteran Jobs Corps, the Variety Club, Urban Farming, and Earth Justice.[17][18][19]

Awards[edit]

Rosenbloom's productions have been honored with several awards, including the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Best Documentary Audience Award for Fuel, a 2007 Tony nomination of Best Play for his Broadway stage production of August Wilson's play Radio Golf, and then a 1997 Humanities Award and 1998 Genesis Award of Best Feature Film for his film Shiloh.[4][5][20]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Rosenbloom directed 'Shiloh' in 1997.[2]

Writer[edit]

Rosenbloom wrote 'Instant Karma' in 1990, 'Shiloh' in 1997, 'Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season' in 1999 and 'Saving Shiloh' in 2006.[2]

Producer[edit]

Rosenbloom produced 'Instant Karma' in 1990, 'Across the Tracks' in 1991, 'Nails' in 1992, 'A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon' in 1993, 'Ride With the Wind' in 1994, 'Red Ribbon Blues' in 1995, 'Shiloh' and 'Eight Days a Week' in 1997, 'Confessions of a Sexist Pig' in 1998, 'Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season' in 1999, 'Reckless Indifference' in 2001, 'Learn the Game: The Big Football Game' in 2004, 'Saving Shiloh' in 2006, 'Fan-Demanium' and 'The Girl in the Park' in 2007, 'Alice Upside Down' and Fuel in 2008, 'Open Graves' in 2009, 'Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain' in 2010, 'Radio Free Albemuth' in 2011, 'Janeane from Des Moines' and 'Fame High' in 2012, and 'The Call' in 2013[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Rosenbloom won Best Film, for Shiloh at the 1997 Chicago International Film Festival, the Crystal Heart Award for Shiloh at the 1997 Heartland Film Festival, the 1997 Humanities Award for Shiloh, the 1998 Genesis Award for Best Feature Film for Shiloh, garnered a 2007 Tony nomination of Best Play for Radio Golf, won the Best Documentary Audience Award for Fuel at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and the 2012 Silverdocs, Best Documentary award, for Fame High.[12][21][22][23]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, he married Kathleen Melville in the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.[24] He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their son Alexander and daughter Olivia.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chip Rosenbloom". Omnilexica. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Dale Rosenbloom". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Jim Thomas. "Kroenke completes his bid to buy Rams". STL Today. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Chip Rosenbloom". Voice America. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Chip Rosenbloom". Sky Light Theatre Company. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Richard Goldstein. "Georgia Frontiere, 80, First Female N.F.L. Owner, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Jerry Berger. "CHIP ROSENBLOOM TURNS TO FILMMAKING FROM THE RAMS". Bergers Beat. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Eight Days a Week". Yatedo. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Robert Koehler. "Review: "Reckless Indifference"". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "THE GIRL IN THE PARK". QED International. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ Peter Dimako. ""Fuel" Trailer Premiere!". Upcoming-movies.com. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell". The Agency Group. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chip Rosenbloom, Dylan Ratigan Team With Andrew Jenks on Missouri Murder Docu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ Dave McNary. "Nick Jonas Joins 'Careful What You Wish For'". Variety. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Dave McNary. "Rosenbloom, Ratigan, Jenks Team on Legal Docu". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "End The War on Drugs". Civil Rights Leaders & Activists. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Clinton Health Access Initiative". Clinton Foundation. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rams' Rosenbloom helps kick off veterans job program". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Earth Justice Annual Report". Earth Justice. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Rosenbloom Entertainment and Avondale Entertainment Group Set Deal to Produce Series of Family Films Based on Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Best-Selling Alice Novels". Business Wire. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Shiloh Awards". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  22. ^ Andrew Gans. "2006–2007 Tony Nominations Announced; Spring Awakening Garners 11 Noms". Playbill.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Awards for Fame High". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  24. ^ Los Angeles Times: "Broadway Benefit Times Two" by MARY LOU LOPER March 27, 1988

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