And The Winner Is...Summit: A Conversation w/ Howard Rosenman


Taking the stage for And The Winner Is...Summit is executive Howard Rosenman, the producer who brought us Oscar winning film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.

Howard is excited to share his insights to equip up and coming screenwriters to create their own masterpiece that can shake up award season.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • Howard will talk about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, what inspired him about it and how it got off the ground
  • What Howard looks for when deciding to pick up a script
  • Important elements a script has to have for it to stand out
  • Traits stand out protagonists need to have
  • How the industry has changed over the years
About Your Host

Zvi Howard Rosenman, one of the most prolific producers in film and television, is best known for having produced the hilarious remake of FATHER OF THE BRIDE with Steve Martin, THE MAIN EVENT starring Barbra Streisand, Sidney Lumet’s A STRANGER AMONG US starring Melanie Griffith, SHINING THROUGH starring Ms. Griffith, Michael Douglas and Liam Neeson, RESURRECTION, STRAIGHT TALK, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FAMILY MAN starring Nicolas Cage, GROSS ANATOMY (the story of Mr. Rosenman’s years in medical school), TRUE IDENTITY, LOST ANGELS directed by Hugh Hudson, NOEL with Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker, YOU KILL ME with Sir Ben Kingsley and the Oscar-winning documentary COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT as well as PARAGRAPH 175 about gays in the Holocaust. Rosenman’s films have won 2 Peabody Awards, an Academy Award and top honors at the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. In TV, Rosenman was the Executive Producer of HBO’s JOHN FROM CINCINNATI and the Oscar-nominated documentary THE CELLULOID CLOSET. He also won several Emmys for Harvey Feirstein’s TIDY ENDINGS at HBO. Mr. Rosenman garnered two prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards for Excellence in Electronic Journalism for both COMMON THREADS and CELLULOID CLOSET.

Rosenman also produced the award winning CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, written by James Ivory of “Merchant–Ivory” fame, and directed by Luca Guadagnino (I AM LOVE & A BIGGER SPLASH) and is based on the hit novel by Andre Aciman, was rapturously received. It is a gay first-love movie set near Milan in the Summer of 1983. It was bought by SONY PICTURES CLASSICS and was released November 24th, 2017. Across the boards the reviews have been ecstatic garnering a 100 on Rotten Tomatoes and 98 on MetaCritic and five stars from The Guardian. MetaCritic also deemed the movie the fifth Best Reviewed movie of all time with “The Godfather” being Number One. Armie Hammer, Timothy Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg starred in the movie. Peter Spears is his partner. The movie was nominated for four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Song. It won Best Adapted Screenplay by James Ivory.

What To Expect

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