Producer-Director "Home Alone," "Mystic Pizza"
Scott Rosenfelt is one of Hollywood's most successful independent producers. On the strength of such films as Smoke Signals, Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf and Extremities, Scott has garnered international acclaim and recognition.
Home Alone is one of the highest grossing films of all time, and has generated over $1 billion worldwide. Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox, was the highest grossing independent film of 1985, while Extremities and Mystic Pizza, which launched the career of Julia Roberts, both received high critical acclaim in addition to commercial success.
Mr. Rosenfelt is in post production on Gospel Hill, directed by Giancarlo Esposito and starring Samuel Jackson, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover, Julia Stiles and Nia Long. The film will be distributed by Fox Rhythm. Mr.Rosenfelt will be producing Without Fear in the Winter of 2007, starring Fabian Carrillo, directed by Arthur Anderson. Mr. Rosenfelt is executive producing The Evil Tongue, a documentary directed by Danae Elon, currently in production.
In 2005 he executive produced Valley of the Heart's Delight, written by Miles Murphy, directed by Tim Boxell, and starring Gabriel Mann, Pete Postlethwaite and Bruce McGill. Rosenfelt also guided Kids in America to a 700-screen premiere in October of 2005, starring Gregory Smith, Malik Yoba, Julie Bowen and Elizabeth Perkins where he served as Executive Producer. He produced Lenny the Wonder Dog, written and directed by Oren Goldman and Yariv Ozdoba, starring Joe Morton, Craig Ferguson and Andy Richter, in 2005 as well.
At ShadowCatcher Entertainment, a company he co-founded in 1994, he produced Smoke Signals and The Book of Stars, as well as executive producing Getting to Know You. Written by highly acclaimed novelist/poet Sherman Alexie, Smoke Signals was the winner of the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Miramax Films. The Book of Stars premiered at the 1999 Seattle International Film Festival and starred Mary Stuart Masterson, Jena Malone and Delroy Lindo. Getting to Know You was in the Dramatic Competition of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival as well as in the International Week of Film Critics at the Venice Film Festival. Getting to Know You was directed by Lisanne Skyler, written by Lisanne Skyler and Tristine Skyler, and starred Heather Matarazzo, Zach Braff and Bebe Neuwirth, and opened at the Film Forum in June, 2000 to rave reviews.
Mr. Rosenfelt directed Family Prayers, starring Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer and Paul Reiser, which had its world premiere at the 1993 Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.
In 2001, Mr. Rosenfelt produced The Business of Fancydancing, which marked the directorial debut of Sherman Alexie, who also wrote the script. The film premiered in the American Spectrum section of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and was released theatrically in LA and NY in October of 2002.
Mr. Rosenfelt produced Final Draft in 2003, written and directed by Oren Goldman and Yariv Ozdoba. It has played at the 2003 Victoria International Film Festival, the 2003 Newport Beach Film Festival, and the 2003 Jerusalem Film Festival. In 2004 he produced Once Upon a Wedding, written by Reuben Gonzalez and directed by Matia Karrell, starring Esai Morales, A. Martinez and Charlotte Ayanna. He was the Executive Producer on Evergreen, written and directed by Enid Zentelis and starring Mary Kay Place, Bruce Davison and Gary Farmer. Evergreen premiered in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. As producer he made The Californians in 2005, written and directed by Jonathan Parker, and starring Noah Wyle, Ileana Douglas, Keith Carradine and Cloris Leachman.
Mr. Rosenfelt is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
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