Rodney Rothman is currently directing with Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018.
Rothman previously served as a producer or writer on the films 22 Jump Street, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Popstar and Get Him to the Greek. In television, Rothman was hired as a staff writer at The Late Show with David Letterman when he was 21 years old. At 24, he was promoted to head writer, making him the youngest head writer in the program’s history. While serving as head writer, he was nominated for five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and helped the show win three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Comedy or Musical Program. In addition, Rothman served as a writer and a supervising producer on the series Undeclared, and created the HBO comedy pilot $5.15/Hr. along with director Richard Linklater.
Rothman is the author of the best-selling nonfiction humor book Early Bird. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His piece “My Fake Job” was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers.