At six feet tall and a hundred pounds, Rose Surnow looked like Jewish praying mantis during her teen years.
With no way to blend in, she was forced into comedy as a way to win friends and influence people. Rose got her start as a comedian in New York, doing stand-up and writing funny personal essays for magazines like VICE, GQ, New York Magazine, and others. The first piece she published was called, “I Gave a Handy at Jew Camp,” about her experience on Birthright.
The essay immediately went viral and launched her into a very successful magazine writing career. After a few years, Rose decided to ditch her Carrie Bradshaw life, oversharing about her romantic adventures, to move to LA and follow her ultimate dream of being a screenwriter. She pursued an MFA in Screenwriting from USC and upon graduating, was accepted into a handful of prestigious TV writing fellowships; the Sundance Episodic Labs, Screenwriter’s Colony in Nantucket and, most recently, the Warner Bros Writing Fellowship.
Rose has written for TV shows for Marvel, TruTV, and most recently, Quibi (RIP). In addition to her television experience, Rose has worked extensively in the digital space. She was a comedy producer for BuzzFeed Video where she wrote and directed countless viral videos that broke a million views, she sold multiple comedic web series to Soul Pancake, and has written multiple interactive comedy pilots for Eko.
You can find Rose on Twitter @rosesurnow
Rose is new to Script Anatomy, so testimonials will be coming soon!