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Torrie Rosenzweig

Adjunct Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production


Torrie Rosenzweig began working in the entertainment industry as a union camera assistant and was the cinematographer on several short films including a documentary on David Mamet and The Atlantic Theater Company. Rosenzweig moved out of the camera crew and into development and producing and worked as an Associate Producer on two Cagney and Lacey reunion television specials for CBS. After that, she was the associate producer on several PBS documentaries and biopics for TNT, ESPN, and The Disney Channel with EMK and 12th Street Productions. Rosenzweig went on 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, among other episodes she oversaw as a staff producer. Following her time at Fox, she directed, produced, and co-wrote the documentary feature film, Smoke and Mirrors, A History of Denial, which won several awards on the film festival circuit, including being named a shortlist finalist for Best Documentary for the Academy Awards. She segment produced Fifty Years of Late Night on NBC for Executive Producers Lorne Michael and Andrew Solt. While participating in the prestigious ‘AFI Directing Workshop for Women’ workshop, she made her first narrative short film, Wishing Time with Seymour Cassel and Natasha Gregson Wagner. After finishing a television documentary special, "Just the Facts" for Fox, she began working on her feature documentary, Tick Tock – a work in progress. Rosenzweig spent the past fifteen years as the Director of Talent Development at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, leaving in 2021 to pursue other projects outside the school. She is still an Adjunct Professor at the university, a member of the Television Academy for Arts and Sciences, and part of The Alliance of Women Directors. She is also an avid theater supporter and is currently writing her first play for the stage, titled No Judgement.

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