Pauline B. Rogers started her writing career on Madison Avenue creating advertising copy for clients such as Wonder Bread, Palmolive, and Bayer Aspirin. After a stint as a Box Office Manager she became the first woman Concert Tour Promoter in the music industry, which led to a cross country move to Los Angeles. Shifting from the music biz to the movie biz, Pauline did a short stint as a television writer then switched gears, working in the publicity departments of several low budget features. She then moved on to the talk show/game show world, eventually becoming inhouse publicist for The Merv Griffin Organization where she remained for ten years before moving into full time writing.
In addition to publishing more than two thousand articles on the entertainment industry, Pauline has published three books: Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art, More Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art, The Art of Visual Effects. Her magazine feature, My Best Friend The Camera—a tribute to one of her mentors, Sidney Lumet—earned her a coveted MAGGIE Award.
A graduate of American International College with a double BA in English Literature/Shakespeare, Pauline completed graduate studies at Hunter College working towards her Master’s Degree in Theatre of the Absurd and also studied for an Associate’s Degree in Film at Columbia University.
Pauline has served on the Board of Directors of LACAAW (Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women), as well as the Board of City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts. While working with LACAAW she was a rape crisis counselor and served as Technical Advisor for several television and feature projects dealing with rape and abuse.
She is an active member of Women in Film, PEN, Author’s Guild, WGAW and the International
Federation of Journalists.
A Fresh Hell is Pauline’s first foray into long-form fiction. She continues to compile “stories from the set” for a future non-fiction book on the lighter side of the industry – and what it’s really like to work on a movie/television set. In the works, the first in a series of murder mysteries set in 1980s Hollywood.
Pauline loves to hear from readers. You can email her at .
If you are a sexual/emotional/verbal abuse or sexual assault survivor and would like to reach out to Pauline privately and confidentially at:
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Just Say NO: Safety on the Set
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~ Featured Article in ICG Magazine