Staton Rabin

Staton Rabin

Screenwriter and Screenplay Analyst
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Staton Rabin is a screenwriter who writes original scripts and adaptations of IP on assignment from film producers, and is also a veteran screenplay analyst for writers, directors, and producers. Most of her scripts are inspired by true events.

Full Bio
STATON RABIN is a working pro screenwriter represented by Zero Gravity Management, and a YA novelist (Simon & Schuster) with a global audience.  She's hired for her skill in adapting IP, true stories, and biographies into screenplays with starring roles that are catnip to A-list actors.  Recently, she wrote a feature script based on Alex Rosenberg's novel set during WWII, "The Girl From Krakow", and also a TV pilot for a limited TV series, "Instruments of Night" (based on the book by Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist Thomas H. Cook)-- on assignment for Afterglow Pictures and Two Jacks Productions.  Rabin's original spec script "Saving Mark Twain" is on the Red List. She's also a screenplay analyst and consultant who has worked for many major film studios, indie film production companies, and screenwriters.

Professional Credits
Recently wrote two scripts on assignment for Michael Sammaciccia's Afterglow Pictures, and Two Jacks Productions: A feature screenplay adaptation of Alex Rosenberg's epic adventure/LGBTQ romance novel set during WWII, THE GIRL FROM KRAKOW, and a TV pilot script for a limited series based on Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist Thomas H. Cook's INSTRUMENTS OF NIGHT.

"Betsy and the Emperor", my screenplay based on my own award-winning YA historical novel from Simon & Schuster (book is published in 15 languages globally), was previously optioned with-- at one time-- Al Pacino attached to star, as reported in "Variety"; film/TV rights, screenplay, and TV pilot script are now available. TV pilot is on the Red List, and the feature film script won "Best Unproduced Feature Script" at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, as well as the Festival Napoleon in Paris.

My original spec screenplay "Saving Mark Twain" is currently on the Red List. Have also written 3 YA novels for Simon & Schuster.
Industry Awards
Screenwriting Awards: Historical/Bio Genre Winner, ISA Fast Track Fellowship; Two scripts currently on Coverfly's Red List; top screenplay award at Ridgefield Film Festival; "best unproduced feature script" at Montreal Independent Film Festival; Finalist at Big Apple Film Festival; top screenplay award at Festival Napoleon in Paris; and many others. Books: ABA/Book Sense Pick for Teens, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award, Starred Reviews in "Publishers Weekly" and "School Library Journal", Selectors' Choice/Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, endorsement from Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; etc.