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      Mark Rosenthal

      Mark Rosenthal

      Highest Rated: 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Mercury Rising (1998)

      Birthday: Jan 15, 1950

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Once but a humble Hollywood script reader, Mark Rosenthal vaulted onto the studio A-list with the 1985 teen-rebel cult flick "The Legend of Billie Jean." Co-written with partner Lawrence Konner, "Billie Jean" was a box office disappointment--overshadowed at the time by the popularity of its hit Pat Benatar-sung theme song "Invincible." But the writing team of Konner & Rosenthal prospered, immediately following up with the box-office success of "The Jewel of the Nile," a sequel to "Romancing the Stone." Bankable franchise doctors, the team next penned the screenplay for "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," collaborating with actor Christopher Reeve on the story, and they developed the screen story for "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," the last of the film series to feature the entire original crew of the United StatesS. Enterprise. Rosenthal and Konner's contribution to the completed "Star Trek VI" script has been disputed, however, by both Kirk and Spock--that is, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Both claim in their respective memoirs that the actual depth and nature of the writers' input was fairly negligible. For his feature film directing debut, Rosenthal returned to his Philly stomping grounds with the '60s-set rock 'n' roll romance "The In Crowd" (1988), also written with Konner. The busy team garnered acclaim for the Julia Roberts vehicle "Mona Lisa Smile" and continued to deliver scripts for Hollywood blockbusters (and intended blockbusters).


      BACKSEAT, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Rob Bogue, Will Janowitz, Josh Alexander, Mark Rosenthal, 2005. ©Truly Indie



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oil and Vinegar Unknown (Character) - 2015
      54% 82% Flicka Writer $21.0M 2006
      34% 60% Mona Lisa Smile Screenwriter $63.7M 2003
      44% 27% Planet of the Apes Screenwriter $180.0M 2001
      54% 41% Mighty Joe Young Writer $50.6M 1998
      21% 40% Mercury Rising Screenwriter $32.9M 1998
      37% 45% For Love or Money Screenwriter $10.4M 1993
      24% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Screenwriter $42.2M 1993
      67% 61% Sometimes They Come Back Screenwriter - 1991
      83% 84% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Writer $71.7M 1991
      No Score Yet 71% The In Crowd Director - 1988
      46% 37% The Jewel of the Nile Screenwriter $65.5M 1985


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Executive Producer 2016