Rossio, Terry 1960-
Rossio, Terry 1960-
Born July 2, 1960, in Kalamazoo, MI.Education: California State University, Fullerton, B.A.
Home—Los Angeles, CA. Agent—Brian Siberell, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.
Screenwriter, producer. With Ted Elliott, owner of Scheherazade Productions, Los Angeles, CA, and producer of films, including Shrek, 2001; (executive producer) Instant Karma, 2005; Deja Vu, 2006;Jingle, 2007. Creative consultant for films, includingAntz, 1998; Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, 2003; and Shrek 2, 2004. Appeared as himself in Epic at Sea: The Making of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," 2003. Cofounder of online screenwriting site Wordplay (with Ted Elliott).
Shared awards, with Ted Elliott, BAFTA Award and Academy Award nomination, best writing screenplay based on material previously produced or published, both 2002, both for Shrek;People's Choice Award, best picture, for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
SCREENPLAYS; WITH TED ELLIOTT
Little Monsters, United Artists, 1989.
(Also with John Musker and Ron Clements) Aladdin(animated), Buena Vista, 1992.
(Also with David Goyer) The Puppet Masters (also known as Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters), Buena Vista, 1994.
(Uncredited) Men in Black, Columbia Pictures, 1997.
(Also with Gavin Scott and Adam Rifkin) Small Soldiers, DreamWorks, 1998.
(Also with Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich) Godzilla,TriStar, 1998.
(Also with John Eskow) The Mask of Zorro (based on a story by Elliott, Rossio, and Randall Jahnson), TriStar, 1998.
The Road to El Dorado (animated), DreamWorks, 2000.
(Also with Joe Stillman and Roger Schulman; and co-producer)Shrek (based on the children's book by William Steig), DreamWorks, 2001.
(Animation story with Ron Clements and John Musker) Treasure Planet (based on the novelTreasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson), Disney, 2002.
(Also with Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney, 2003.
(Uncredited) National Treasure, Disney, 2004.
The Legend of Zorro (sequel to The Mask of Zorro), Sony Pictures, 2005.
(Also with Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2006.
Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End, Disney, 2007.
Writer, with Ted Elliott and Randall Janhson, of The Mask of Zorro: A Novelization, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1998; with Ted Elliott, screenwriter of short films Diary of a Producer, 2003, and Spirit of the Ride, 2003.
For Sidelights, see Elliott, Ted.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Volume 55, Thomson Gale (Detroit, MI), 2004.
Entertainment Weekly, April 28, 2006, review ofPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,p. 82.
Hollywood Reporter, July 7, 2003, Kirk Honeycutt, review of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, p. 8.
Newsweek, July 14, 2003, David Ansen, review ofPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, p. 57.
New Yorker, July 28, 2003, David Denby, review ofPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, p. 94.
Time, July 14, 2003, Richard Corliss, review ofPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, p. 61.
Variety, May 25, 1998, Joe Leydon, review of Godzilla,p. 55; June 29, 1998, Charles Isherwood, review of The Mask of Zorro, p. 37; July 13, 1998, Leonard Klady, review of Small Soldiers,p. 54; April 3, 2000, Todd McCarthy, review ofThe Road to El Dorado, p. 35; May 7, 2001, Todd McCarthy, review of Shrek, p. 49; November 25, 2002, Andy Klein, review of Treasure Planet,p. 22; July 14, 2003, Todd McCarthy, review ofPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, p. 22.
Break into Screenwriting,http://breakingin.net/(June 25, 2006), Lenore Wright, interview with Rossio.
Entertainment Weekly Online,http://www.ew.com/(June 1, 2001), Lisa Schwarzbaum, review ofShrek.
Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/(June 25, 2006), author profile.
New York Times Online,http://www.nytimes.com/(November 11, 1992), Janet Maslin, review ofAladdin; (October 22, 1994), Stephen Holden, review of The Puppet Masters; (May 19, 1998), Stephen Holden, review of Godzilla; (July 10, 1998), Janet Maslin, review of Small Soldiers;(March 31, 2000), Stephen Holden, review of The Road to El Dorado; (May 16, 2001), Elvis Mitchell, review of Shrek; (October 28, 2005), Stephen Holden, review of The Legend of Zorro; (July 9, 2003), Elvis Mitchell, review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
My Space, Terry Rossio Home Page,http://www.myspace.com/terryrossio(June 25, 2006).
Word Play,http://wordplayer.com (June 25, 2006).