Rosanne Welch, Ph.D

Rosanne Welch, Ph.D

Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting

Los Angeles, California

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About Rosanne

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama courses for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting. Her writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. Her current publication – Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture ( ) delves into the way the 1966-68 series changed television and transmitted culture. She has also been published in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (I.B.Tauris); in Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology and she co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO). “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals: Il Commissario Montalbano, Inspector Morse and Murdoch Mysteries” appeared in the New Review of Film and Television Studies - Special Issue on Crime Drama (June 2016) and her essay “Everything I Need To Know About A Career In Hollywood I Learned From Writing Scripts” will appear in PERFORM: Writing for the Screen, Directing for the Screen, and Acting for the Stage (Jan 2017). Her talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP can be viewed at ?v=8JFNsqKBRnA.




  • Picket Fences

    Picket Fences (1996)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery and 1 More) Writer Picket Fences deals with life in a small town - in this case the town of Rome, Wisconsin; it centers around the Brock Family. Jimmy Brock is the Sheriff of the town and likes to think he's the center of attention. His wife Jill is the town doctor; they have three children: Kimberly, 18, Matthew, 13 and Zachary, 10. A lot happens in this small town from bizarre murders to rape, assault, drunk driving, kidnapping & spontaneous human combustion. It seems that all the crimes that have occurred in the whole of the United States have at one point or another happened in Rome and they have to deal with it in their own quirky way. Written by dirk-79

  • Beverly Hills, 90210

    Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Writer Originally based around the lives of a group of high school students living in the wealthy Beverly Hills neighborhood, then later moving on to their college days as they got older. The kids become friends and enemies, fall in and out of love, and go through an endless series of crises as this small group somehow becomes personally involved in every newsworthy social issue from alcoholism to South African apartheid to pregnancy to AIDS. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

  • Key West

    Key West (1993)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Short-lived FOX television comedy set in Key West, Florida. Seamus O'Neill is a Hemingway wannabe who strikes it rich and uses his newfound wealth to move to Key West in search of inspiration for his writing. He interacts with many colorful characters in this offbeat locale. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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