Ira Rosensweig is an award-winning director known for his unique comic sensibility and deft touch with celebrity talent.  The Discover Your Air Network, a 15-spot, retro-themed campaign that he directed for Nike and Foot Locker, was recently recognized by AdAge: Creativity as an Editor’s Pick. Rosensweig also recently directed Joel McHale and Jay Pharoah in a technically innovative Super Bowl LIII digital campaign for Pepsi.

Vacation Quarterback, a commercial starring Peyton Manning that Rosensweig directed and edited for Universal Parks & Resorts, aired during Superbowl LII.  He won Clios for Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising, a mashup of the Neighbors and Walking Dead franchises starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and again for One Night Only, featuring Alec Baldwin playing George Washington as Donald Trump.  Campaigns for Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Kia were honored by AdWeek as Ad Of The Day and AdAge: Creativity as Editor's Picks.   

Rosensweig started his career at MTV Networks as a true multihyphenate, writing, producing, directing, and editing full campaigns himself.  The Spike Action Study, which he produced, directed, and edited for Spike TV, won Promax and Broadcast Design Awards for best short film or music video. Rosensweig was also honored with the Promax Rocket Award, which recognizes the best new producer in promotions worldwide.  

He has since made a name for himself directing stars such as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Seth Rogen, Alec Baldwin, Jack Black, Chrissy Teigen, Zac Efron, Peyton Manning, Blake Shelton, and many more.  Rosensweig has directed commercials for brands including Pepsi, Nike, Walmart, Toyota, AT&T, Geico, Absolut Vodka, Kia, Gillette, Honda, NBA, Ford, Taco Bell, and Nissan, and promos for networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, AMC, ESPN, TNT, Bravo, History Channel, TruTV, Paramount Network, and Nickelodeon.

Rosensweig is also very active in the film and TV space and recently directed three episodes of the second season of Go90's Mr. Student Body President, winner of multiple Streamy Awards.  He produced, directed, and edited Mystery Now, starring John Lithgow, which serves as a prequel series to NBC's Trial & Error.  Think Tank, a show Rosensweig co-created and directed, as well as executive produced with Chris Moore (Manchester By The Sea, Project Greenlight), became A&E’s first digital series.  He has also been commissioned to write screenplays for the Farrelly Brothers and MGM, and has many film projects in development.

Ira Rosensweig is represented for film and television by ICM.

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AWARDS

2019 CREATIVITY EDITOR’S PICK
Nike / Foot Locker:
Discover Your Air Network

2019 CYNOPSIS MEDIA AWARDS
Best Commercial
Uber Eats: Magic Swipe

2018 PROMAX SILVER
Brand Integration Campaign
Dunkin Donuts: Coffee Coach

2018 PROMAX
Hot Spots
The Cool Kids Launch Campaign

2017 CLIO ENTERTAINMENT
Silver: Television/Streaming
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin

2016 CLIO KEY ART BRONZE
Television/Streaming: Partnerships
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising

2016 ADWEEK AD OF THE DAY
Mike's Harder Lemonade: Choose Harder

2016 CREATIVITY EDITOR'S PICK
Mike's Harder Lemonade: Choose Harder


2012 PROMAX
Hot Spot
2012 CES

2007 PROMAX GOLD
External Marketing Presentation
Spike Action Study

2007 PROMAX ROCKET AWARD
Best New Producer/Director Worldwide

2019 PROMAX
Hot Spot
Lip Sync Battle: It Takes Two

2018 PROMAX GOLD
Comedy Promo
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin

2018 PROMAX BRONZE
Online/Cable/Satellite Image Spot
Dish Network: Fight For Space

2017 PROMAX
Hot Spot
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin

2017 CREATIVITY EDITOR'S PICK
Kia Scent Lab


2016 CLIO KEY ART BRONZE
Theatrical: Partnerships
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising

2016 PROMAX
Hot Spot
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising

2014 PROMAX GOLD
Holiday or Special Event Spot
Star Wars Holiday Card


2009 PROMAX
Hot Spot
Manswers / 1000 Ways To Die


2007 BDA BRONZE
Music Video or Short Subject
Spike Action Study