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Paul Rosenberg, Producer, Former Miramax Exec, Dies at 53

Producer Paul Rosenberg died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 30, of apparent heart failure in Long Beach, Calif. He was 53.

Rosenberg made the front cover of Variety back in 1999 as a “Producer to Watch” when he exec produced director Doug Liman’s sophomore effort, “Go,” after “Swingers.”

From 1995-97 Rosenberg was senior vice president of production at Miramax Films, where he helped launch Dimension Films, including the “Scream” franchise. From 1993-95 he was also a VP of production at Imagine Films, where he was responsible for critical packaging and pre-production on “Apollo 13” and “The Nutty Professor” with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. He worked directly with producer Scott Rudin and director Barry Sonnenfeld on all phases of production on feature “The Addams Family” and also worked with Ray Stark at Rastark Films, where he worked on such projects as HBO’s “Barbarians at the Gate,” Columbia Pictures’ “Lost in Yonkers” and TriStar Pictures’ “The Quick and the Dead.”

He was the founder of independent film production company Saratoga Entertainment, which produced the critically acclaimed feature film “Go,” released by Columbia Pictures and directed by Liman. He worked at the company from 1997 to 2009.

Before his film career, Rosenberg was a champion skier on the World Cup team as well as a Wall Street banker at Goldman Sachs before leaving to attend the USC Film School/Peter Stark Producing Program for his MFA.

Over the past decade Rosenberg also worked with Jeff Gordon at the Los Angeles Writer’s Boot Camp, mentoring aspiring screenwriters.

He is survived by two sisters, Betsy Rosenberg and Cia Marshal.

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