Lisa Rosenberg is an award-winning scriptwriter and highly experienced story consultant. Recent work includes co-writing the treatment for the feature documentary The Maya Movie for Redhouse Productions (in post) and writing a dramatic feature (working title Clipped Wings) for Front Row Productions. Her adapted screenplay, Crawl Space, based on the novel by Edie Meidav, was in the final round for the 2015 New York Women in Film and Television Writers Lab. Past credits include writing and producing an episode of the Emmy-winning KOCE-TV series, Psychology: The Study of Human Behavior, and writing the treatment for KCET-TV’s The Oddest Couple documentary series, episodes of the Reinventing America I and II dramatic/mockumentary internet series, dramatic segments of the educational TV series, The U.S. Constitution, narrated by Bill Moyers, and episodes of the children’s series, Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego home version.
Lisa evaluated scripts for Los Angeles and San Francisco studios for over a decade, and read scripts for several years for the Zoetrope All-Story and Slamdance Screenwriting Contests. She has served on screenwriting grant panels for the Marin Arts Council and the San Francisco Film Society, and frequently consults with writers and filmmakers. She has also written columns on cinematic storytelling for sf360.org and Film Arts Magazine.
As a screenwriting instructor, Lisa endeavors to steer students toward the inherent strengths of their ideas, and encourages them to find their voices as writers. The granddaughter of immigrants, Lisa is particularly attuned to nurturing the work of writers whose first language is not English. New to City College in 2018, she has taught widely in Oregon and throughout Northern California, including at Portland State, Linfield College, U.C. Berkeley Extension, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco Film Society, De Anza Community College, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and Lucasfilm.