Melissa Rosenberg

Melissa Rosenberg is a television writer and producer, and the screenwriter behind the enormously successful "Twilight" teen-vampire movie series phenomenon. Rosenberg began her career writing for TV in the early '90s ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1962 in Marin County, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Creator

Ally McBeal 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dark Skies 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Birds of Prey 2003 (Tv Show)

Story By

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (9)

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Red Widow 2013 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Boston Public 1998 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Dexter 1998 - 1999, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Love Monkey 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Party of Five 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

The Magnificent Seven 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

The O.C. 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Agency 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Biography

Melissa Rosenberg is a television writer and producer, and the screenwriter behind the enormously successful "Twilight" teen-vampire movie series phenomenon. Rosenberg began her career writing for TV in the early '90s, eventually contributing to such shows as the westerns "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "The Magnificent Seven", on which she also co-produced. By 2003, Rosenberg had become a co-executive producer, as well as infrequent writer, on the teen-centric drama "The O.C.", targeting a demographic that served her well later. Her writing first hit the screen in 2006, with the street-dancing drama "Step Up", which starred teen heartthrob Channing Tatum in an early lead role. That same year, Rosenberg became a writer and producer for Showtime's crime mystery "Dexter", with Michael C. Hall playing the serial killer vigilante title character. Rosenberg and her fellow "Dexter" producers were awarded several Writers Guild and Emmy Award nominations for best drama. In 2008, a crucial few powers-that-be at Summit Entertainment, the production company that made "Step Up", offered Rosenberg the opportunity to adapt Stephenie Meyer's popular "Twilight" novel, and she not only accepted, but she--along with Summit's marketers, apparently--hit it out of the park: the romantic fantasy, which starred Kristen Stewart and Britain's Robert Pattinson, was a runaway box office hit, earning nearly $200 million domestically on a relatively modest budget. Rosenberg was off to the screenwriting races, going on to pen the sequels "New Moon", which was released in 2009; "Eclipse" in 2010; and the two part"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn".

Relationships

Lev L Spiro Director

Husband
Married in 1995

EDUCATION

USC

Graduate of USC's Peter Stark Program

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

Milestones

2012

Wrote "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2," also directed by Condon

2011

Returned as writer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"; film directed by Bill Condon

2010

Wrote the third film in the series, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed by David Slade

2009

Returned as writer for the sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," directed by Chris Weitz

2008

Adapted Stephenie Meyer's bestseller into the screenplay for "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke

2006

Wrote and produced several episodes of Showtime's "Dexter"

2006

Wrote the screenplay for the dance feature "Step Up"

2002

Produced and wrote several episodes of the short-lived superhero series "Birds of Prey" (The WB)

1995

Wrote several episodes of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)

1993

First television writing credit, the Fox series "Class of '96"

1978

First film credit (as associate producer), "Rabbit Test"

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