About Staton Rabin
Screenplay Analyst & Screenwriter
STATON RABIN is an award-winning screenwriter, a novelist for Simon & Schuster with a global audience-- and a freelance script analyst who has worked for Warner Bros. Pictures, the William Morris Agency, Final Draft, and many writers (see: www.StatonRabin.com). She writes screenplays based on IP and true stories on assignment for film and TV producers, but is just as
proud of her clients' success as she is of her own. Her script "The Girl From Krakow", written for Afterglow Pictures and Two Jacks Productions based on the book by Alex Rosenberg, is a Semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and her original spec script "Saving Mark Twain" won the Bronze Award in the PAGE Awards.
Rabin finds remarkable true stories about famous people-- blends them with a lot of heart, a little magic, and a dash of comedy-- and creates warm, funny, poignant movies about relatable human beings. When the world is spinning out of control, her stories give us something to hang onto: what sustains us is love of family and friends, and our courage.
If you miss seeing movies that take you on an adventure, make you laugh, cry and root for the hero, and remind you life is worth living, you've come to the right place. As Austin Film Festival's report said of Rabin's "Saving Mark Twain": "As you can tell, I loved this script. It’s the last script I’m reading for the festival this year, and it’s comfortably my favorite. There’s a richness of character and human behavior here that’s hard to come by. It’s got a keen sense of history, yet you don’t use it as a crutch. These people behave like real people. I think this script could be made as is [...] and it would be a great film for everyone to enjoy...It’s got a very broad appeal...this script is warm, considered, funny, bittersweet."
Her YA novel BETSY AND THE EMPEROR (Simon & Schuster) is published in 15 languages globally, and was previously under film option-- along with her screenplay-- and in development with Al Pacino attached to star, as reported in "Variety". The novel is a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age and an American Booksellers' Association/Book Sense Pick for Teens. Film/TV rights to BETSY AND THE EMPEROR are currently available.
Rabin's spec script "Saving Mark Twain" is the Historical Genre Winner of the 2020 ISA Fast Track XII Fellowship, the Winner of the 2020 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival Screenplay Competition, a Semifinalist for the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, a Semifinalist in the PAGE Screenwriting Awards, and a Top 5 Finalist in the 2020 Mystic Film Festival Feature Screenplay Competition.
Rabin's YA novel published by Simon & Schuster, THE CURSE OF THE ROMANOVS, was recently named a Finalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition, and she wrote another YA time-travel novel, BLACK POWDER, for the same publisher. She's also written books for Viking (MR. LINCOLN'S BOYS) and Harcourt (CASEY OVER THERE), which received starred reviews in "School Library Journal" and "Publishers Weekly, respectively. Staton Rabin has taught screenwriting on occasion as a "sub" at NYU (from which she has a BFA in film), and elsewhere.
She is a member of New York
Women in Film & Television.