Pauline B Rogers
Maggie Award winner (ICG Magazine, "My Best Friend the Camera", a tribute to director Sidney Lumet) Pauline B. Rogers has published 2000 plus articles and three books (Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art, More Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art, The Art of Visual Effects) on the entertainment industry. Her behind-the-scenes articles appear in a variety of publications, including International Cinematographer's Guild Magazine, British Cinematographer, HDVideoPRO and more. One of the acknowledged experts on how movies are made, she often enjoys access to virtually closed sets and is often requested when publications need interviews with difficult to reach top of the list entertainment professionals.
As a publicist, Ms. Rogers worked for both The Merv Griffin Organization (as in-house publicist for The Merv Griffin Show, Trans American Video Productions, Dance Fever and for Mike Douglas as well as wrote copy for an E.T. clone Photoplay. She has also done unit publicity for feature films. She has served as regional representative to four National Writers' Union conventions and is an active member of PEN and The Author's Guild. A long-time member of the WGAw (Writers Guild of America, west), she has script doctored over a dozen television and made for television projects and created several under her own credit, including a four-hour mini-series directed by multiple Emmy winner Marvin Chomsky.
A graduate of American International College with a double B.A. in English/ Shakespeare, she attended Hunter College for her Master's Degree in Theater of the Absurde and studied for an Associate's Degree in Film at Columbia. A former teacher, her first writing job was at a Madison Avenue advertising agency creating national and international commercials. Before moving to California, Ms. Rogers was the first female rock concert promoter touring with top rock and roll acts like Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull and The Grateful Dead.
For many years she served on the Board of Directors and as a rape counselor for LACAAW (Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) and on the Events Committee of Women In Film. She recently joined the Board of Directors for City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, a 30-year-old organization that brings all areas of art to Inner City children.
She recently finished the first book of a series of Hollywood murder mysteries, set in the 1980s. The Host. And has just completed a fictionalized autobiography dealing with emotional and verbal abuse, A Fresh Hell.
She continues to compile stories for her fourth non-fiction book, a lighter look at what it is really like to work on a movie set - where pressure breeds creativity and more than a few childish pranks, impossible deadlines, and more than a few Murphy's Law occasions that can do in the best of the best.