Rodney Rothman

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Rodney Rothman
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OccupationTelevision writer, producer, author, screenwriter, film director

Rodney Rothman is an American writer, producer, and film director.

In 2005, Rothman wrote the book Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement.[1] He has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, and also wrote the scripts for Grudge Match, 22 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which served as his feature directorial debut. He co-directed the film with Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey.



Year Title Writer Producer Notes
1995–2000 Late Show with David Letterman Yes Yes Apprentice writer (1995–1996);
Staff writer (1996–1998);
Head writer (1998–2000);
Producer (1999–2000)[2]
2001–2002 Undeclared Yes superviser
2004 Game Over No consultant
$5.15/hr. Yes executive TV pilot for HBO
2005 Early Bird No executive Creator;
TV pilot for NBC
Committed Yes superviser
2006 Help Me Help You Yes executive
The 78th Annual Academy Awards Yes No


Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall No No executive
2009 Year One No No executive
2010 Get Him to the Greek No No Yes
2012 The Five-Year Engagement No No executive
2013 Grudge Match No Yes No Co-writer, screenplay only (with Tim Kelleher)
2014 22 Jump Street No Yes No Co-writer, screenplay only (with Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel)
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping No No Yes
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Yes Yes No Feature directorial debut
Co-director (with Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey)
Co-writer, screenplay only (with Phil Lord)


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