Marion Rosenberg, O.B.E.
Marion Rosenberg graduated from the Universities of Manchester, England and Grenoble, France. She began her show business career in the Bands and Acts Department of MCA. From 1960 to 1976 she worked in production on both sides of the Atlantic, on such films as I COULD GO ON SINGING (Judy Garland), THE BEST MAN (Henry Fonda), WHERE EAGLES DARE (Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood) and as Associate Producer on THE MISSOURI BREAKS (Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson). In 1976 she became head of EMI Films in Los Angeles, and set up such productions as THE DRIVER, CONVOY and Academy Award winner THE DEERHUNTER, on which she served as Associate Producer.
In 1979 Rosenberg became Vice President of The Lantz Office, a talent and literary agency, whose clients included Bette Davis, Milos Forman, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Shaffer, Daryl Hannah, Theresa Russell, Liv Ullmann and Nastassja Kinski. In l989 she formed The Marion Rosenberg Office, representing such clients as Paul Verhoeven, Jeroen Krabbe, Claire Bloom, LeVar Burton, Jane-Howard Hammerstein, Norman Lloyd and Piper Laurie. In 1999, she transferred her company from agency to personal management and production. She also serves as Consultant to the Estate of Elizabeth Taylor
She served as Executive Producer on Columbia’s HOLLOW MAN and in 2001 produced an updated version of Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS for CBS television. She was the Executive Producer of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Sam Mendes for Dreamworks. Marion’s most recent production is a documentary entitled STUNTWOMEN – THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY, a history of the stuntwomen in our industry from the early black-and-white “flickers” to the multi-million-dollar epics of today. It was released in 2020.
Marion co-founded BAFTA LA and was its Co-Chair from 1987 to 1995. Until 2008 she served as Chair of the UK Film Council US Advisory Board. She has served on the Board of the Association of Talent Agents, is a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served on the Board of the North American Foundation for the University of Manchester (NAFUM). She has also served on the Board of Women In Film and on the Board of Trustees of the Women In Film Foundation. In 2017 she co-founded GreenLight Women, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women over 40 in the entertainment industry.
She received the Britannicus Award from the British-American Chamber of Commerce in 1996. In 2001, Queen Elizabeth II made her an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for services to the British Film Industry. In May of 2019 she was inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.