Terry Rossio

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Terry Rossio
Born (1960-07-02) July 2, 1960 (age 57)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.[citation needed]
Occupation Film writer, film producer

Terry Rossio (born July 2, 1960) is an American screenwriter and film producer. He wrote the films Aladdin, Shrek, and all five Pirates of the Caribbean films.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Shrek, and won the Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He often collaborates with fellow screenwriter Ted Elliott for his screenplays.

Life and career[edit]

Rossio was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[citation needed] After graduating from Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, California, he went on to study at California State University, Fullerton where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with an emphasis in radio, television and film. He is the founder of Wordplay a.k.a. Wordplayer.com, one of the premier screenwriting sites on the Internet.

Along with his writing partner Ted Elliott, Rossio has written some of the most successful American films of the past 25 years, including Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Shrek. He is the second most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of domestic box office receipts with totals at around $2.5 billion.[1]

As quoted in the India Times, Deadline Hollywood and other sources, "Pirates of the Caribbean writer Terry Rossio has been sued by his former agent for pending commission payment of over two years. Dodie Herskovitz, of Dodie Gold Management, filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court and claimed the screenwriter has not paid her “certain revenues” she is owed under their contract, said The Hollywood Reporter. Herskovitz said she became Rossio’s manager in February 2002, and their contract entitled her to 10 per cent of gross revenues and other amounts earned from entertainment industry work negotiated by her firm. Rossio, however, ended their contract in March 2013, the former manager claims she managed the writer while he signed to write (with Ted Elliott) instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean saga, apart from The Lone Ranger, Deja Vu and upcoming projects Lightspeed and Instant Karma.

In March 2017, Legendary Entertainment announced that Rossio would lead their writers room to help develop the MonsterVerse.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmography (partial listing)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office Mojo - People Index
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (March 10, 2017). "'Godzilla vs. Kong' Film Sets Writers Room (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 

http://deadline.com/2015/08/terry-rossio-lawsuit-pirates-of-the-caribbean-writer-management-1201491056/#comment-list-wrapper

http://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/hollywood/terry-rossio-sued-for-commission-11789.html

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