Mark Rosenthal, a graduate of Temple University, the University of Vermont, and the University of the Pacific (D.A. in Medieval Studies) has been a highly respected Hollywood screenwriter for nearly twenty years. His film credits as a screenwriter include Mona Lisa Smile, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, Mercury Rising, Mighty Joe Young, The Beverly Hillbillies, Star Trek VI, Superman IV, and Jewel of the Nile. His latest projects, with co-writer Lawrence Konner, are screenplays for Flicka (Fox 2005) and Eragon (Fox 2005). In addition to his active career in the film world, he has lectured extensively at film classes, seminars, and universities, and has worked with numerous arts organizations.