Scott Rosenberg

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Scott Rosenberg
Scott Rosenberg at WonderCon 2010.JPG
Rosenberg at the 2010 WonderCon
Born (1963-04-24) April 24, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film producer

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

Life and career[edit]

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.



Year Film Credit Notes
1992 Bimbo Penitentiary Dreg
Air Time Written by TV movie
1993 Firearm Executive producer Short
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Written by, associate producer
1996 Beautiful Girls
1997 Con Air Written by, Garland's Craps Dealer Uncredited appearance
1998 There's Something About Mary Jailbird
Disturbing Behavior Written by, co-producer
Armageddon Uncredited revisions
1999 The General's Daughter Uncredited revisions, MP Guard
2000 High Fidelity Screenplay by Co-wrote with D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink and John Cusack
Gone in 60 Seconds Written by, Private Doctor
Me, Myself and Irene Softball Player
2001 Domestic Disturbance Uncredited revision
Eyeball Eddie Film mentor Short
2002 Impostor Adaption by
Highway Written by
Spider-Man Uncredited revision
2003 Kangaroo Jack Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Steve Bing, based on a story by Steve Bing & Barry O'Brien
February Co-producer
Wonderland The producers and director wish to thank
2005 Fever Pitch 1980's Sox Player
2008 Cloverfield Thanks
2010 Closing Time Special thanks Short
2013 Pain & Gain Uncredited revision
2016 Transylvania Executive producer TV movie
2017 Salamander Written by, executive producer Co-wrote with Jeff Pinkner & Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec, TV movie
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Jeff Pinkner and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
2018 Venom Screenplay by, story by Co-wrote screenplay with Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel, co-wrote story with Jeff Pinkner
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Written by, executive producer Co-wrote with Jake Kasdan & Jeff Pinkner


Year Film Credit Notes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Screenplay by
1995 Ultraforce Executive producer
2001-2002 Going to California Created by, executive producer
2007-2008 October Road Created by, executive producer, writer, written by Co-created with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
2008 Samurai Girl Executive producer
2008-2009 Life on Mars Developed for American Television by, executive producer, developer, written by, teleplay by Co-created with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
2010 Happy Town Created by, written by, executive producer
2014 Star-Crossed Executive producer
2015-2017 Zoo Developed by, written by, teleplay by, executive producer Co-created with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec & Jeff Pinkner
2017 Knightfall Executive producer
2018 Everything Sucks!
2018 Origin
2019 High Fidelity Written by


  1. ^ "Scott Rosenberg". Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Screenwriting MFA". Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Armstrong, Mark (April 12, 2001). "Buscemi, Vaughn Attacked in Bar Brawl". 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". 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 links[edit]

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.