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Lisa Rosenberg | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 24, 2015

Lisa Rosenberg

Screenplays, Story Consults, Grants, Journalism
   United States
  |  8:45 pm Local Time


Award-winning screenwriter, studio story consultant, grant writer, journalist.

Finalist, Meryl Streep/New York Women in Film & Television Writer's Lab, 2015.

Credits include dramatic features, documentaries, internet series, dramatic educational TV series, mobile and home entertainment, and commercial scripts. Additional awards include an Emmy, Codie, New York Film Festival Gold, Action for Children's Television Award, and Cine Golden Eagles.

As a story consultant for fiction and film, I have evaluated scripts for studios, contests,...

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Script writing for entertainment, educational, commercial productions
Script consulting for writers and filmmakers
Excerpts from romantic adventure script
Scriptwriting sample.
Period adapted screenplay sample
Literary analysis or Text summary sample of an analysis I wrote of a screenplay for the...
Journalism sample of an article I wrote for SF360.ORG, an online magazine of the San...
Journalism sample of an article I wrote for SF360.ORG, an online magazine of the San...
Wrote promotional copy for the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, a month-long...

Skills (10)

Script Writing
Grant Writing
Story Analysis
Children's Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
My Score
English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
My Score
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
My Score
U.S. Word Usage Test
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Journalism Writing

Service Description

Award-winning narrative and documentary scriptwriting for entertainment, educational, and commercial productions.

Recent work includes co-writing the feature documentary Invisible World for Redhouse Productions, writing a narrative feature (title confidential) for Front Row Productions, writing the treatment for a full-scale theatrical work for producer Don Propstra, and writing children’s audio scripts for Tales Untold Media and video scripts for 3DMF.

My credits include dramatic and mockumentary scripts for the Web political series, Reinventing America I and II; the Emmy-winning public TV series, Psychology: The Study of Human Behavior for KOCE TV; Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? PBS children's series home version; the treatment for The Oddest Couple documentary for KCET TV; two independent features; and dramatic educational TV series, including The U.S. Constitution with Bill Moyers.

Additional awards include a Codie, an Action for Children’s Television Award, several Cine Golden Eagles, and a New York Film Festival Gold Award.

Script consulting for studios, production companies, grant panels, contests, and writers and filmmakers. Screenplay evaluations and development coverage, writing log lines and synopses, and writing grant proposals and crowdfunding campaigns. Have evaluated scripts for TriStar Pictures, ITC Productions, and Zoetrope, the Slamdance and Zoetrope screenwriting contests, and the Marin Arts Council and Kenneth Rainin Foundation screenwriting...

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Redhouse Productions
Documentary Scriptwriter and Grant Writer
2015 - 2015
Co-wrote multiple drafts of documentary feature script for film in production. Co-wrote and edited multiple drafts of NEH grant proposal to support production.
Tales Untold Media
2015 - 2015
Wrote three 10 minute non-fiction narrative audio scripts for a mobile app for children 4-7.
Don Propstra
2014 - 2015
Developed story and characters and wrote multiple treatment drafts for full-scale musical in development.
Tom Donald Films
2012 - 2013
Wrote treatment and development notes for contemporary dramatic feature film.
Front Row Productions
2011 - 2013
Wrote original dramatic screenplay work-for-hire based on true events for independent production company. In development.
Grey Labs
2012 - 2012
Wrote 10 500-word journal entries chronicling the thoughts and backstory of the Participant, a soldier included in a game. To be released prior to game release.
Screenwriting and Story Instructor
2010 - 2012
Developed and taught in-house courses on screenwriting and story development for film.
San Francisco Film Society
Screenwriting Instructor
2008 - 2012
Teach several levels of screenwriting and story development courses, including summer workshops for teens.
Freelance Journalist
2009 - 2011
Wrote regular columns on storytelling on film, investigating a wide range of contemporary American and foreign films from a craft standpoint.
Freelance Story Analyst
2009 - 2009
Read and evaluated scripts for the 2009 Slamdance Screenwriting Contest.
Film Arts Magazine
Freelance Journalist
2008 - 2009
Wrote columns on film craft, especially focused on storytelling on film.
Claire Lilienthal School PTA
Freelance Grantwriter
1997 - 2008
Wrote grants for public K-8 school, raising over $150,000 from the Silver Giving foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, the California Department of Education, and the San Francisco Youth Arts Festival.
Part-time Grantwriter
2006 - 2006
Wrote grants to fund a wide variety of ongoing television and radio programs. Revamped approaches to funding for online platform and ancillary education programs.
Freelance Story Analyst
2002 - 2005
Read and analyzed screenplays submitted to the Zoetrope website. Read for the 2003-05 and the 2009 Zoetrope Screenwriting Contests. Read and analyzed priority short story submissions to American...
Alvarado Elementary School PTA
Freelance Grantwriter
2003 - 2004
Managed fundraising campaign and wrote grants for literacy and the arts. Successful grants included the David B. Gold Foundation, Langendorf Foundation, and Miranda Lux Foundation.
Westlake Middle School
Freelance Grantwriter
2001 - 2001
Wrote successfully funded $50,000 SB65 California state grant for case management and whole family support of at-risk youth. SB-65 grant has since been renewed twice, and API score has risen more...
Hatchuel, Tabernik, & Associates
Freelance Grantwriter
2001 - 2001
Wrote Healthy Start planning and operational grants for under-performing schools, including a $400,000 successfully funded Healthy Start Operational Grant for Westlake Middle School in Oakland, CA.
Articulate Integrity
Freelance Grantwriter and Researcher
1999 - 2000
Research and grantwriting, especially for Aids Emergency Fund and CASA, an international a cappella association. Researched the status of San Francisco Bay area resources for under-insured women...
Kingfisher Productions
1999 - 1999
Rewrote documentary narration for Dynamiters at Work, a documentary for public television on the effects of the modern world on the Indonesian island of Halmahera.
Freelance Scripwriter
1997 - 1997
Wrote interactive characters and dialogue for six episodes of the home version CDs of Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego, an award-winning children's history/adventure series.
1996 - 1997
Wrote short dramatic and comedic news stories and journalistic briefings for interactive political games Reinventing America I and II, which were played by adults on the Internet. Senator Daniel...
Byron Preiss Multimedia
Freelance Creative Writer
1996 - 1996
Wrote six short, original folktales as well as cultural and historical notes on John Steinbeck's short story, "The Pearl" for home educational/entertainment product.
Taproots Productions
1995 - 1995
Wrote The Riddle screenplay for hire.
Oregon Star Film & Video News
Freelance Journalist
1993 - 1995
Wrote profiles and news articles for industry publication.
Tattoo Productions
Freelance Screenwriter
1993 - 1993
Wrote two dramatic segments of education television series, Choices: Sexuality and Risk, produced by Tattoo Productions and the Oregon Department of Education, and aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Faces, International
Freelance Journalist
1989 - 1991
Wrote profiles of noted actors, directors, and producers for magazine devoted to film, theatre, and commercial acting.
Advocates for Children
Freelance Researcher and Editor
1990 - 1990
Researched grants for gang diversion, juvenile health, and drug abuse prevention. Researched and reviewed data on minority recruitment and retention at colleges nationally. Reviewed Head Start...
Freelance Writer
1990 - 1990
Wrote series descriptions and program treatments for proposal to fund Futures, a successfully funded public television series hosted by Jaime Escalante on vital educational partnerships.
1989 - 1990
Wrote and produced one segment of Emmy-winning public television series, Psychology: the Study of Human Behavior.
Agency for Instructional Technology
Freelance Scriptwriter
1989 - 1990
Wrote five dramatic short scripts for drug abuse prevention series for public television. Aired nationwide, and awarded Cine Golden Eagle, Ohio State Award, and Media and Methods Award.
Agency for Instructional Technology
Freelance Scriptwriter
1988 - 1988
Wrote six short dramatic scripts for The U.S. Constitution series narrated by Bill Moyers and aired on PBS stations. Won Action for Children's Television Award, New York Film Festival Gold Medal,...
Orthopedic Hospital Foundation
Freelance journalist
1986 - 1986
Wrote feature article, "Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?" on children with chronic illnesses for Tributes magazine.
Freelance writer
1986 - 1986
Wrote statement of purpose and program synopses for successfully funded proposal for Quest for Education, a one-hour documentary for public television.
Treatment writer
1985 - 1986
Wrote treatment for The Oddest Couple, a KCET co-production of a one-hour documentary on the relationship between America and Japan.
Vogue magazine, French edition
Freelance Journalist
1984 - 1984
Wrote 30 brief articles on Los Angeles designers, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, and restauranteurs for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics issue.
Barr Films
Freelance Screenwriter
1982 - 1982
Wrote original children's dramatic short film, produced and distributed by Barr Films.


American Film Institute
Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting
Kalamazoo College
English Major (no degree)
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Comparative Literature Major (no degree)
San Francisco State University
B.A., Interdisciplinary Creative Arts
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