Academy Award winning producer and motion picture executive
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Rosenman just finished production on the documentary, BRAVE MISS WORLD about the rape of Linor Abergil, crowned “Miss Israel” and then “Miss World” in 1999, directed by Cecilia Peck-Voll (“Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing”) which they just sold to Netflix.
A sought-after speaker in the Jewish world, Rosenman has spoken at events for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation of Omaha, the Klein JCC in Philadelphia, CAMERA and the American Jewish University. Recently, he was honored by the film organization Power Up as “one of 2010’s ten amazing men in show business” and two years ago, he received the Humanitarian Award from LA synagogue Beth Chayim Chadashim. Rosenman is Co-Founder of Project Angel Food in LA, which provides meals-on-wheels for AIDS/HIV patients and is now one of the largest charities in Southern California.
In January 2009, Rosenman became a Contributing Editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. His recent articles about his longtime friendships with Leonard Bernstein, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth Taylor and his Ultra-Orthodox nephew’s arranged marriage in Jerusalem from the point-of-view of his Hollywood Producer uncle. He also writes for the Huffington Post, Pajamas Media, The Daily Beast and The Jewish Press.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was brought up Modern Orthodox and raised on Long Island. Both of Rosenman’s parents were seventh-generation born in Jerusalem. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn College with a degree in European Literature in 1965. In 1967, he took a leave of absence from medical school to serve as an extern medic in the Six Day War as a part of the Israeli Defense Forces where he met his mentor Leonard Bernstein who encouraged him to go into show business, after Mr. Rosenman became The Maestro’s “gofer” on a documentary about Leonard Bernstein conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Judea and Samaria for the Israel Defense Forces, along with Mr. Isaac Stern playing the violin. The documentary was called “Journey to Jerusalem” and was produced by the late Mike Mindlin and Frank Yablans, directed by David Maysles. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles with his handsome German Shepherd, Tom, and his hilariously verbal yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Tucker. His friends, colleagues and family call him by his Hebrew name, Zvi.
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