Our own Melissa Rosenberg is now the highest paid female screenwriter in Hollywood! Go Melissa! Lets hope for a day when she’s just the highest paid screenwriter and the fact that she’s a woman is a non issue. Baby steps….
From the Hollywood Reporter:
In the last two weeks, the total grosses for movies Rosenberg has written surpassed those of Linda Woolverton, whose 20-year career had its biggest hit in 2010 with the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland adaptation. That Disney release cleared the billion-dollar mark ($1.024 billion) and stands as the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time. The Lion King, which Woolverton also co-wrote, is now 14th on that list thanks to a recent 3D re-release, with $945.6 million in worldwide revenue. Combined with her other produced work, those movies contribute the lion’s share of Woolverton’s $2.39 billion total
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