Mark Rosenberg

Producer, Literary agent, Magazine editor
At one time a literary agent who represented such writers and directors as John Badham, Paul Brickman, Alvin Sargent and David Seltzer, Rosenberg joined Warner Bros. as a vice president in the studio's production ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1947 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Producer (9)

Fearless 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

King Ralph 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Major League 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

At one time a literary agent who represented such writers and directors as John Badham, Paul Brickman, Alvin Sargent and David Seltzer, Rosenberg joined Warner Bros. as a vice president in the studio's production division in 1978. Five years later he became president of production worldwide, developing and overseeing "The World According to Garp", "Never Say Never Again (both 1983), "The Killing Fields" and "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (both 1984). Rosenberg left Warner Bros. after seven years and soon thereafter partnered with Sydney Pollack at Mirage Enterprises, a company the director-producer had formed to help manage such films as "Absence of Malice" (1981), "Tootsie" (1982) and "Out of Africa" (1985). With Rosenberg's help, Pollack expanded Mirage's slate to producing "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "Major League" (both 1989), "Presumed Innocent" (1990) and "King Ralph" (1991).

By the time the last of these films had reached audiences, however, Rosenberg and Pollack had parted company, with Rosenberg forming Spring Creek Productions with his wife, producer Paula Weinstein. In 1990 the duo signed a production agreement with Rosenberg's alma mater, Warners, on the studio's lot at Burbank. Rosenberg and Weinstein successfully helmed the HBO telefilm "Citizen Cohn" (1992), based on the life of shark attorney Ray Cohn, who began his career as assistant to Wisconsin senator Joe McCarthy during the 1950s. Spring Creek was filming "Flesh and Bone" and "Fearless" for Warners when Rosenberg was stricken by a heart attack at age 44.

Relationships

Martha Wald

Mother

Alan Rosenberg Actor

Sibling

Paula Weinstein

Wife
Rosenberg's partner in Spring Creek Productions also produced or co-produced the features "American Flyers" (1985), "Illegally Yours" (1988) and A Dry White Season (1989) and the TV-movies "The Rose and the Jackal" (1990) and "Bejewelled" (1991) without her husband

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson , New York

Milestones

1992

First TV-movie producing credit (with Paula Weinstein), "Citizen Cohn", for HBO

1990

Helped arranged a production agreement for Spring Creek with Warner Bros. On the studio's lot in Burbank

1989

Formed Spring Creek Productions with his wife Paula Weinstein

1989

Pollack and Rosenberg ended partnership at Mirage

1989

First producer credit with Paula Weinstein, "The Fabulous Baker Boys"

1988

First feature produced (by Mirage), "Bright Lights, Big City"

1986

Joined Sydney Pollack as a partner in Pollack's Mirage Enterprises

1985

Resigned from Warner Bros.

1983

Became president of Warner Bros. Theatrical production division

1980

Promoted to senior vice-president of production

1978

Joined Warner Bros. As vice-president of production

1975

Joined the literary agency of Adams, Ray and Rosenberg

1974

Became literary agent at the International Famous Agency (now International Creative Management)

Advertising executive with Seiniger and Associates

Began career in magazine publishing in New York

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