Mark D. Rosenthal

Once but a humble Hollywood script reader, Mark Rosenthal vaulted onto the studio A-list with the 1985 teen-rebel cult flick "The Legend of Billie Jean. " Co-written with partner Lawrence Konner, "Billie Jean" was a box ... Read more »
Born: 01/15/1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (21)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

Screen Story by (Story By)

As You Like It 2006 (Movie)

(With partner Konner.) (Screenplay)

Eragon 2006 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Writer)

Flicka 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

(Rewrite) (Screenplay)

The In Crowd 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The In Crowd 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Jewel of the Nile 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cassie and Company 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (3)

Roots 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

One Thing I Know 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (1)

The In Crowd 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Men At Work 1990 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

Once but a humble Hollywood script reader, Mark Rosenthal vaulted onto the studio A-list with the 1985 teen-rebel cult flick "The Legend of Billie Jean. " Co-written with partner Lawrence Konner, "Billie Jean" was a box office disappointment--overshadowed at the time by the popularity of its hit Pat Benatar-sung theme song "Invincible." But the writing team of Konner & Rosenthal prospered, immediately following up with the box-office success of "The Jewel of the Nile," a sequel to "Romancing the Stone." Bankable franchise doctors, the team next penned the screenplay for "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," collaborating with actor Christopher Reeve on the story, and they developed the screen story for "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," the last of the film series to feature the entire original crew of the United StatesS. Enterprise. Rosenthal and Konner's contribution to the completed "Star Trek VI" script has been disputed, however, by both Kirk and Spock--that is, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Both claim in their respective memoirs that the actual depth and nature of the writers' input was fairly negligible. For his feature film directing debut, Rosenthal returned to his Philly stomping grounds with the '60s-set rock 'n' roll romance "The In Crowd" (1988), also written with Konner. The busy team garnered acclaim for the Julia Roberts vehicle "Mona Lisa Smile" and continued to deliver scripts for Hollywood blockbusters (and intended blockbusters).

EDUCATION

Graduate School University of the Pacific

(Arts)

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