Staton Rabin

Staton Rabin

Screenwriter and Screenplay Analyst
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Staton Rabin ( writes award-winning original scripts and adaptations of IP on assignment from film producers, and is also a veteran screenplay analyst for writers and producers.

Full Bio
STATON RABIN is a working pro screenwriter and screenplay analyst, and a YA novelist (Simon & Schuster) with a global audience.  She's hired for her skill in adapting IP, true stories, history, and biographies into screenplays with starring roles that are catnip to A-list actors-- and also evaluates scripts for other screenwriters and producers. Recently, she wrote a feature script based on Alex Rosenberg's novel set during WWII, "The Girl From Krakow", which is a 2023 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Semifinalist, 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 a 2023 PAGE Awards Bronze Winner and is on the Red List. The pilot script, series bible and video pitch deck for her swashbuckling TV series, "Black Ranger", based on the novel RANGER by Timothy Ashby and true events, are ready fo

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 love story 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. "Black Ranger" (Adventure/Romance with a swashbuckling Black hero), based on Timothy Ashby's novel, RANGER, is my latest TV pilot script. Series bible and pitch deck also available.

"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 th
Industry Awards
Screenwriting Awards: 2023 Austin Film Festival Semifinalist ("The Girl From Krakow", feature script written on assignment, based on the book by Alex Rosenberg), 2023 PAGE Awards Bronze Prize ("Saving Mark Twain", an original spec feature script), "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.