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Torrie Erin Rosenzweig

Part-Time Lecturer

Torrie Rosenzweig began working in the entertainment industry as a union camera assistant and also was the cinematographer on the short documentary, David Mamet and The Atlantic Theater Company.

Rosenzweig moved out of production and into development and producing and worked as an Associate Producer on two Cagney and Lacey reunion specials for CBS and then researched and associate produced on several PBS documentaries and biopics for TNT, ESPN, and The Disney Channel with EMK productions. In 1995 Rosenzweig went to 20th Century Fox / Van Ness Films to produce and direct several episodes of Biography for A&E. Some of her credits on Biography include, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Ida Lupino, Andy Griffith, Shirley Temple and Bill Bojangles Robinson. She directed, produced and co-wrote her first documentary feature film, Smoke and Mirrors which won several awards on the festival circuit in 2000, including being named a shortlist finalist for Best Documentary for the 2000 Academy Awards. In 2002 she segment produced Fifty Years of Late Night on NBC for Executive Producers Lorne Michael and Andrew Solt. In 2003 she made her first narrative short film, Wishing Time with Seymour Cassel and Natasha Gregson Wagner. After finishing a TV doc special, "Just the Facts" for Fox, she began working on her next feature documentary, Tick Tock.

In addition to her film and television work, Rosenzweig is a freelance photographer and works on staff and as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.