Rosemary has won awards for her screenplay 'Fernweh - The Ache for Distant Places' more times than one can count. She is a writer, a Northern Californian who spends a lot of her time in Los Angeles. We spoke to her about her upcoming work, her incredible list of screenplay awards and what brings her back to L.A. time and time again.

What draws you to LA?

In LA I often find magic in unexpected places. It's also the epicenter of the film industry and I always find myself on an adventure when I am here for work. My screenplays have been recognized by the Austin Film Festival, The Page Awards, Screencraft, Scripapalooza, Calfornia Women's Film Festival, among others including winning second place at the Courage Film Festival in Berlin, Best Screenplay at the Meraki Film Festival in Madrid, and Best History Screenplay at the World Film Fair in Santa Monica, California. I travel a lot, but always love returning to Los Angeles.

What is the biggest misconception about you?

People think I'm taller than I am. Wait, maybe that's just me.

If you weren't a script writer extraordinaire, what would you be doing?

I'd be in a band.

What gives you hope?


Who do you look up to in the industry, and what is it that they're doing that inspires you?

I love Jordan Peele's humor and so I found it especially delightful that he wrote, directed, and produced such a great horror thriller with 'Get Out'. 

What can people expect from you in the second half of 2020?

I have several features that have placed very well in competitions (one is currently a Finalist in the Screencraft Four Quadrant/Family competition). I will also be Co-Producing a short drama I wrote about a family of clowns starring Zenith Ander. I'm looking to get repped and actively pitching my projects to make a sale. 

Next up! I'm writing a dramatic thriller about a high profile murder case my former FBI Agent dad helped solve. It's set to be an amazing time when we are all back to work!

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