David M. Rosenthal

David Mitchell Rosenthal (born March 23, 1969) American writer, director and producer. He is best known for the films Falling Up and See This Movie, as well as writing and directing the forthcoming Janie Jones. Rosenthal was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dr. Mitchell S. Rosenthal, founder and Chairman of Phoenix House and cookbook author Ellen Wright. He was educated at Pomfret School in Connecticut and went on to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the American Film Institute. Rosenthal’s career with film began with writing and photography at a young age. Growing up in New York City, he began shooting and studying photography in high school, and started writing soon after. He earned a Masters in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and subsequently began publishing poetry in such literary magazines as The Paris Review. David’s first book of poetry was published in 2000. In the same year he became a member of The Actors Studio playwrights unit with Mark Rydell. Rosenthal’s love of writing and film soon led him to the American Film Institute, where he received another Masters degree.

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