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Bobby Roth

Award-winning Television and Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter, International Keynote Speaker, Adjunct Professor at the ARTCenter of Design, and Creator of Masterclass: A Director Prepares

Fee Range: $10,000 - $15,000
Los Angeles, California

Directing Actors, Directing Independent Films, Directing Network Television, Tourism and Film, Storytelling

"Bobby Roth is one of the most exceptional Directors, Producers, and Screenwriters in Hollywood!" He shares his expertise and experiences with audiences all over the world!  

As a Master Storyteller, Bobby Roth not only shares the "back stories" of how he worked and created the films and television movies and series we love to watch, but what the future of innovation and technology looks like in the film business economy of today!  

Roth was born and grew up in Los Angeles, a block from where he lives today. He studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema at the University of Southern California. He continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Motion Picture Production.

While still in college, he wrote, produced and directed his first film, Independence Day, which took him to the Cannes Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival. Following this success he wrote and directed Heartbreakers, which was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival. As a film student, he would direct dramatic movies, which made him fall in love with visual storytelling. His other films include: Berkeley, Manhood, Circle of Power, Dead Solid PerfectJack the  Dog, and The Man Inside.

His 13 independent films have now been exhibited in over one hundred film festivals worldwide, five of which have premiered at Sundance where Bobby has also been a judge. His current film, Pearl, starring Anthony LaPaglia, has received great reviews and is currently available on Amazon Prime. Roth shares: "I began writing Pearl as a story rooted in the greatest tragedy of my life and discovered it was actually a beautiful love story."

During his career Roth has written, produced, or directed over 100 episodes of TV Series, which include: Prison Break, Miami Vice, Lost, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Numb3RS, The Mentalist, New Hawaii Five-O, Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Beverly Hills 90210, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and 25 TV Movies which include: Baja Oklahoma, Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge, The Inheritance, The Elizabeth Smart Story, Reviving Ophelia, and The Killing Game

Recognition and Awards Bobby Roth has received as a Film Director, Producer, and Writer:

  • Founding member of the Independent Feature Project 
  • First Co-Chairman of the DGA's Independent Feature Committee 
  • Member of the 'Dramatic' jury at the Sundance Film Festival
  • Invitee to over 100 international film festivals
  • Five Time Sundance Film Festival Invitee/Winner
  • Silver Bear Runner-up Berlin Film Festival
  • On Seventeen Critics 10-Best List
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Miami Film Festival
  • Member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bobby Roth Most Requested Keynote Experiences include:

  • Masterclass Series: A Director Prepares- created by Bobby Roth
  • How to Work with and Direct Actors
  • Impact of Film and Series on Destination Tourism 
  • Directing Network Television
  • Independent Filmmaking
  • Custom Creates Speaking Experiences for Clients around the world  

"Bobby Roth, creator of Masterclass: A Director Prepares, will inform, entertain, and inspire those new to the industry. Highly recommended.”  ––Library Journal

Roth's speaking audiences include: UCLA, ARTCenter of DesignEICAR- The International Film & Television School in Paris, France, Global Tourism Forum, Bodrum, Turkey, Malaysia Masterclass Series, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Niagara Falls Film Festival, Beijing Film Fest, North Carolina School of the Arts/Riverrun Film Festival, and has been an invitee to 100 Film Festivals throughout the world.

Bobby Roth has a favorite quote from Edgar Degas: "Art is not what you see but what you make others see"  that not only gives him the passion and purpose for what he does in film and television, but also for what he speaks and shares with his audiences to inspire, motivate, and empower them to see the greater vision of life. Call us today at 888-766-3155 to book this amazing speaker for your next event. 

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