FROM PROFESSIONAL SCREEN AND MANUSCRIPT WRITERS AND PRODUCERS I HAVE HELPED TO SUCCEED
BRUCE LANSBURY (STUDIO & NETWORK EXECUTIVE, PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER)
Industry Executive: Head of Paramount TV, CBS Vice President. Producer: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, BUCK ROGERS, KNIGHTRIDER. Creator: THE BARBARY COAST, THE MAGICIAN, STREET HAWK. Screenwriter: I’M DANGEROUS TONIGHT & A STRANGER WAITS (both MOWs). TV Series: MURDER SHE WROTE (Show Runner), ZORRO, SWAMP THING.
“For over twenty years I have relied upon Stephanie’s editorial acumen prior to finalizing many of my writings. And, I have a great appreciation for her creative instincts and advice in helping me ready my material for the marketplace. She has a very sharp eye for enhancing character development, pacing, continuity and dialogue and knows how to ‘lean down’ a script to heighten story flow and dramatic impact. She is extremely helpful in problem-solving and has often guided me to ‘finding diamonds when seeking gold.’”
HOWARD KAZANJIAN (PRODUCER, BOOK AUTHOR, EMMY WINNER)
Producer: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, DEMOLITION MAN, THE ROOKIE, BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY. Emmy Winner: MAKING OF ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK’. Books: The Cowboy and the Senorita, The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne, Happy Trails.
“For nearly thirty years Stephanie has been a wonderful professional associate, a confidante and one of the most honest and respected agents and managers in our business. Her exceptional talents for story, structure and character development only add to her sense of what the industry is looking to produce, whether it be a television or a theatrical movie. I know of no other person with the love and dedication she puts into her work. What is paramount is that she delivers.”
STEPHEN DOWNING (PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER, FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE OF LOS ANGELES)
Screenwriter: TV movies – ANATOMY OF A KILLING, WITHOUT WARNING, ALONE IN THE NEON JUNGLE, CRISIS IN MID-AIR, MORE THAN MURDER. TV Series Show Runner : MACGYVER, ROBOCOP, F/X: THE SERIES. Episodic Writer: POLICE STORY, EISCHEID, NERO WOLFE, McCLAIN’S LAW, etc.
“No one understands better how to evaluate, edit and analyze the written word with precision and persistence than Stephanie, whether it is a story consult or script analysis…It matters not who you are or how golden you think that last draft may be, Stephanie finds EVERYTHING! I am a better writer because of Stephanie Rogers.”
ROBERT SYD HOPKINS, aka ROBERT ROSTAND (NOVELIST & SCREENWRITER)
Novels: Fourteen published titles that have been translated into multiple languages including The Killer Elite (made into MGM Theatrical), Riviera, Viper’s Game, The Raid on the Villa Joyosa. Screenwriter: LAST RUN (Theatrical) and LIFELINE (TV Movie).…Episodic Writer: F/X: THE SERIES and ROBOCOP (multiples on both).
“Stephanie has been my critical eye for eighteen years now, the most savvy story person I know. She is part critic, part teacher, part saint, I swear. More than once, as she wades through something of mine, I feel I have a skilled writing partner working out there to find the holes, putting her finger on the critical faults or vagaries whether it be of character, plot-line or theme. The big stuff, the details. Especially the details. Always coming up with possible solutions I would never have thought of in a year. And, aware all the while of the realities in a fast evolving marketplace.”
LIZ SPEAR aka ELIZABETH REVILL (NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT, SCREENWRITER)
Published novelist as Elizabeth Revill: Fifteen novels including Killing Me Softly, Prayer for the Dying, God Only Knows, Whispers on the Wind, The Forsaken and the Damned. Produced Playwright: Six plays including MOCKINGBIRDS DON’T SING, RELATIVE DISASTER, IN THE CHILL OF THE NIGHT, CHECK MATE. Optioned Screenwriter: ELECTRA CONSPIRACY, WHISPERS ON THE WIND, WEB OF FEAR, GIRL INSIDE OUT. Assignment Screenwriter: THE SPIRITUALIST and ROSE.
“Stephanie is a joy to work with. She is meticulous in her script analysis, and her insight into what works and sells in the world of scripts is second to none. I find her extremely personable with an engaging sense of humor and an inspiration. Stephanie is a perfectionist who will not rest until she has drawn the very best from any writer. Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative.”
LAWRENCE KUBIK (AGENT & PRODUCER)
Former clients who have won Oscars for “Best Screenplay: Larry Hauben for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST; Peter Fonda for EASY RIDER; Sylvester Stallone for ROCKY. Producer: DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, ZACARIAH (both Theatricals) and HUNTER (Series).
“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Stephanie Rogers for many years in the motion picture and television business. As an agent, I represented numerous writers, many of whom have won and been nominated for Academy Awards. During my time as their representative, I have called upon Stephanie for her wisdom, tastes and instinct. I must say that her notes, suggestions and input were most meaningful and on target. When it comes to the written word, her assessments are nonpareil.”
DALLAS L. BARNES (NOVELIST & SCREENWRITER)
Published Novels: Seven international best-sellers including Badge of Honor, Deadly Justice, Yesterday is Dead, City of Passion. Screenwriter: TERROR AMONG US (TV Movie). Episodic Writer: HUNTER, VEGAS, KOJAK, TJ HOOKER, BARETTA and more.
“…In addition to being my agent, as a writer, I found Stephanie to be an invaluable kindred spirit and as such she also became my mentor. Stephanie often breathed an important breath and life into my writings with tactful, experienced guidance, coupled with skill and prudent editing, giving the properties a savvy market edge that cut a path through the ever present storm of competition.”
DOUGLAS SOESBE (SCREENWRITER, STORY ANALYST & NOVELIST)
Screenwriter: TILL DAD DO US PART (MOW), BLIND TERROR, THE WRONG WOMAN (MOW), LOOK AGAIN (MOW) and BOULEVARD (Theatrical). Story Analyst: Universal Pictures for twenty years plus. Published Novels: Scream Play and Children in a Burning House.
“Stephanie was of great help working with me at the basic story level in preparing screenplays for submission. Her creative sense is impeccable, possessing an insight into story, structure, character and internal logic that is second to none.”
CHRIS ENSS (BEST-SELLING BOOK AUTHOR, SCREENWRITER)
Book Author: She has authored thirty-two published books through Globe Pequot Press, Two Dot Press and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing including NY Times Bestseller: The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West. Other titles include: The Death Row All Stars, Playing for Time, Pistol Packin’ Madams, Thunder Over the Prairie, Happy Trails, The Cowboy and the Senorita and The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne among others. Screenwriter: LEGENDS AND LIES (TV Series, multiple episodes).
“Stephanie Rogers’ talent for editing, structure and characterization is an invaluable service to novelists and screenwriters alike. Her instincts for what makes a good story great are ‘spot on,’ and she shares her expertise with an ease and charm that always inspires.”
DAVID ESSELSTROM (EDUCATOR, JOURNALIST & SCREENWRITER)
Former Chairman of the English Department and Professor at Azusa Pacific University. Screenwriter for Hire: SONG OF ABRAHAM (Screen Adaptation) and WELCOME TO POOH CORNER (Screen Treatment).
“With enthusiasm, energy, great insight and a finely-tuned sensitivity, Stephanie Rogers exercises a keen eye for story, character, structure and format.”
MARCEL MENDES (NOVELIST)
Published Novels: Flowers in the Boneyard, The Healer and Under the Shooting Star: Soul Mate’s Journey.
“As I set out on the journey to becoming a professional writer, I quickly realized that I needed the right people by my side in order to achieve my goal. Not only does Stephanie capture the message that the writer is trying to convey, but with honest, meaningful, and clear advice, she helps him polish his idea, not in an imposing, but rather a supportive and encouraging way that only a true professional would know how to do. I am really looking forward to many more projects together.”
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