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screenwriter , author , film educator

Paul Max Rubenstein, American Screenwriter, author, film educator. Recipient Chicago International Film Festival award, 1975, 87, San Francisco International Film Festival award, 1975; grantee Playboy Foundation, 1985-1986; screenwriting fellow Illinois Arts Council, since 1993.


Rubenstein, Paul Max was born on December 5, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Morris William Rubenstein and Ethel (Fabricant) Rosenberg.


BSS in Speech and Sociology, Northwestern University, 1966.


Sportscaster Station WNMP, Evanston, Illinois, 1956-1963. Talk show host Station WRSV (now Station WCLR), Skokie, 1963-1965. Television game show writer Chuck Barris Productions and Heatter Quigley Productions, Hollywood and Sherman Oaks, California, 1968-1969.

Newswriter Station KABC-television, Hollywood, 1969-1971. Professor film and video Columbia College, Chicago, since 1975. Screenwriter Universal Studios, Universal City, California, 1979-1983.

Author Prentice Hall/Simon and Schuster, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, since 1980. Screenwriter Cannon Films, West Los Angeles, California, 1983-1987, Fenton Entertainment, Los Angeles, since 1988, Movie of the Week, Tri-Star television, since 1991, In Flight Films, United Airlines, There television Productions, Delta Airlines. Design consultant Stern Electronics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 1983-1985.

Head writer Video Smarts for Connor Toys/Connor Electronics, New York City and Wausau, Wisconsin, since 1985. Guest lecturer Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Florida State University Conservatory of Film and television, National Lewis College, Wilmette, Illinois, Xavier College, Chicago. Board directors San Diego World International Film Festival.



Co-chairman Save the Beach, Highland Park, Illinois, 1988. Guest performer Focus On The Arts Highland Park High School, 1991, 93. Vice chairman Cultural Arts Commission, Highland Park, 1991.

Organizer Clinton Campaign, Lake County, Illinois, 1992. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences (Chicago chapter), Writers Guild American West (chairman regional writers committee).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, photography.


Married Deborah Ellen Firestone, October 11, 1980. Children: Michelle, Rachel. 1 stepchild, Ari.

Morris William Rubenstein Rosenberg

Ethel (Fabricant) Rosenberg

Deborah Ellen Firestone

Michelle Rubenstein

Rachel Rubenstein