Rosser Goodman

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Rosser Goodman
Born Rosser Goodman
Washington DC, U.S.

Rosser Goodman is an American film and T.V. director, writer and producer. Ms. Goodman founded her own production company, KGB Films in the 90's upon moving to Hollywood. Ms. Goodman's company is now called Circle Content in partnership with fashion designer and costume designer Oneita Parker.

Beginnings[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Ms. Goodman grew up acting and singing in the theater. At an early age, she was enrolled in advance drama classes at the Columbia School of Theatrical Arts founded by Ms. Toby Ornstein. In high school, Ms. Goodman's creative writing, social commentary and character studies flourished at The Park School of Baltimore. Ms. Goodman then graduated a year early from the honors college New College of Florida to attend film graduate school at Temple University's Anthropology Film Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From there Ms. Goodman got her first big break working on NBC Television's Earth 2, produced by Steven Spielberg and his production company Amblin Entertainment.

Career[edit]

Early in Rosser’s career, she wrote, directed, and produced several award winning digital shorts. Each received worldwide acclaim screening at film festivals worldwide including Mix New York and Immaginaria. Consequently, record label executive, Nicole Ehrlich, tapped Rosser to direct a rock-n-roll documentary entitled Dropped, an expose on failed bands signed by record labels. The project was purchased by the Sundance Channel.

Rosser went on to direct and produce Holding Trevor. A darkly comedic, coming of age film. Regent Releasing nabbed the film at its first Los Angeles festival premiere. Regent delivered a U.S. theatrical release and bought all North American rights. Additionally, the film sold in Western Europe. Regent Entertainment eventually bought the worldwide rights.

Most recently, Ms. Goodman directed and produced the hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy, Love or Whatever, released this year by TLA in the United States and Europe.

The Hollywood Reporter honored Ms. Goodman as one of the "Five in Focus" film directors. Ms. Goodman won multiple audience awards for her films including the Berlin Festival and the Freiberg Festival. Her original script, Mongoose8, won the Panasonic Filmmakers' Award.

Ms. Goodman's work has received distribution through Bildkraft, CFMDC, HERE! TV, Netflix, Optimal, PBS, Peccadillo Pictures, Regent Releasing, The Sundance Channel, TLA, Wolfe Video, and world film festivals such as Frameline, ImageOut, Feminale, MadCat, Mezipatra, Outfest, Mix Mexico, Mix Brazil, and Verzaubert to name only a few.

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