World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Melissa Mathison

Melissa Mathison
Born Melissa Marie Mathison[1]
(1950-06-03) June 3, 1950
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Harrison Ford (1983–2004; divorced; 2 children)

Melissa Marie Mathison (born June 3, 1950) is an American film and television screenwriter.

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Screenwriting filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Mathison was born in Los Angeles, California. She is perhaps most notable for writing the screenplays for the films The Black Stallion (1979); E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; and Kundun (1997), a biographical-drama film about the Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.

From 1983 to 2004, Mathison was married to Harrison Ford, with whom she has two children: Malcolm Carswell Ford (born March 10, 1987) and Georgia Ford (born June 30, 1990).

She has known the Dalai Lama since 1990, when she wrote Kundun, and developed a lasting friendship. She continues to work as an activist for Tibet freedom and is a member of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet.[2]

Screenwriting filmography

Year Title Genre Notes
1979 The Black Stallion family-adventure
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial fantasy-adventure-science fiction The line "E.T. phone home." is ranked 15th among the top 100 quotations of U.S. cinema by the American Film Institute.
The Escape Artist drama
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie science fiction-thriller segment 2, "Kick the Can"; credited as "Josh Rogan"
1991 Son of the Morning Star western television film
1995 The Indian in the Cupboard family-adventure
1997 Kundun biographical-drama
2008 Ponyo animated, family-adventure storyline consultant, English-language translation
2016 The BFG family

References

  1. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/person/melissa-mathison/filmography.html
  2. ^ Melissa Mathison, A Conversation with the Dalai Lama, July 21, 2011

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.