Indie film articles

David contributes a  monthly blog, “Media Current,” to Filmmaker magazine.



  • MA, American/Labor Studies, Rutgers University
  • BA in Philosophy-Sociology (honors), City College of New York

Proposals – Non-Profit

Proposals – nonprofit “pitch” documents:

  • Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network (New York) — “Immigration 411: A Companion Book to the Weekly Television Series for Spanish-Speaking Americans on Immigration, Naturalization & Citizenship” (book proposal)
  • Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network (New York) – “College Admissions 411: A Companion Book to the Weekly Television Series for Spanish-Speaking Americans on the College Admissions Process” (book proposal)
  • Digital Independence, a forum on creativity, technology and democracy — Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and others, 2002-2005



David Rosen Consultants works with a group of associates in complementary fields on an as-needed basis.  Associates include:

  • Davoli Law — a NYC and LA transactional entertainment attorney whose projects include the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones,” the “Reykjavik,” the Reagan/Gorbachev biopic produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and the international TV series, “The Drivers,” also with Ridley and Tony Scott.
  • Dallura Web Design — a web design firm specializing in creating customized and targeted web sites for small businesses. We create sites based on the personality and individual needs of you, the client.  We also create individualized sites using the popular and powerful WordPress Blog and Content Management System (CMS), such as used for this site.  Visit us at Dallura Web Design for examples of our work.
  • Peter Hamilton Consultants — Peter Hamilton is founder of, the leading resource for unscripted, factual & lifestyle programming.
  • Media Research Associates, Inc. — founded by Dr. Sanford Rosenberg, offers state-of-the-art consulting, evaluation and research services, employing current insights from Media Psychology. Our methods of in-depth analysis provide the foundation for making decisions that are crucial to production, development, marketing, branding and investment. Our knowledge-based research system and expertise enables us to provide our clients a thorough assessment of any media project’s ability to tell its story and emotionally engage an audience.

Professional Experience

Professional experience

  • 2007-present: David Rosen Consultants
    Business development & marketing services.
  • 2005-2008:  ComCam International
    West Chester, PA — Vice President, Corporate Development; wireless video service provider; IPO in Q-3 2009.
  • 1993-1999, 2002-2005:  Praxis Media
    San Francisco, CA — Co-Founder & Managing Director; consulting firm.
  • 1999-2002:  AVS/MuSE Technologies
    Albuquerque, NM and Boston, MA — Vice President, Marketing & Business Development; CAD and online software tools supplier; IPO Q-2 2002.
  • 1989-1992:  Commodore International
    New York, USA and Frankfurt, Germany — Director, International Marketing; launched first CD-ROM system.



  • Sex Scandal America:  Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming (Key)
  • Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films (Grove Press), expanded from a study originally commissioned by the Sundance Institute and the Independent Feature Project
  • Contributor to AlterNet, CounterPunch, Filmmaker Magazine, MediaChannel, FilmInFocus, Harvard-Neiman Watchdog, Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Focus and Red Herring online, Z Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, Sexuality and Culture, Eureka Street (Australia) and Counterpoint (India).


Board of Director & Advisor

Board of Director & Advisor

  • Independent Television Service (ITVS/PBS; Treasurer)
  • Film Arts Foundation (FAF)
  • Video Collection, Museum of Modern Art
  • National Video Resources (Rockefeller Foundation)
  • Benton Foundation
  • Rep. Richard Gephardt

Assessment & Evaluation

Assessment & evaluation – project assessment:

  • Ford Foundation – overview assessment of new-media technology developments and their likely effects on independent media field
  • R.W. Johnson Foundation — assessment of new-media methodologies (e.g., video, interactive media, etc.) as part of national smoke-cessation campaign
  • MacArthur Foundation – feasibility and needs-assessment study of planned community
  • Rockefeller Foundation – comprehensive evaluation and recommendation of Art & Science Collaboration, a Foundation supported program

Seminars & Conferences

Seminars & Conferences

  • IIFF Film & Media Financing Seminar
    Organizer & host, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2007-2010
  • Has Divestiture Worked? — 25th Anniversary of the Break Up of AT&T
    “What Media Makers & Other Content Creators Need to Know,” Internet Society of New York, 2009
  • IFP Market
    Net Neutrality and Independent Filmmakers, 2008
  • Digital Independence: a forum of creativity, technology and democracy
    Founder & executive producer.  Supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and held in 2002, 2003 and 2004 in San Francisco and New York.

TV Production & Program Packaging

TV production & program packaging

  • Ameritech (Chicago)developed plan and packaged independent media programming for VoD trial
  • BellAtlantic (Philadelphia) — developed 30-hour package of children’s programming for VoD trial
  • WNET/Thirteen — project director, “The American City” hosted by John Lindsey, an Emmy-Award winning series