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Rodney Rothman

Rodney Rothman

Director

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Rodney Rothman most recently wrote the screenplay alongside Phil Lord and directed with Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey Sony Pictures Animation's latest feature film, the Academy Award® winner "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," now available on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD. For his work on the film, Rothman has received two Annie Awards from ASIFA-Hollywood for Outstanding Achievement for Writing and Directing in an Animated Feature Production.

Rothman previously served as a producer or writer on the films "22 Jump Street," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Popstar" and "Get Him to the Greek."

In television, Rothman was hired as a staff writer at "The Late Show with David Letterman" when he was 21 years old. At 24, he was promoted to head writer, making him the youngest head writer in the program’s history. While serving as head writer, he was nominated for five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and helped the show win three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Comedy or Musical Program. In addition, Rothman served as a writer and a supervising producer on the series "Undeclared," and created the HBO comedy pilot "$5.15/Hr." along with director Richard Linklater.

Rothman is the author of the best-selling nonfiction humor book Early Bird. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His piece "My Fake Job" was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers.

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