Women Screenwritersby sixdabomb | created - 20 Jan 2014 | updated - 10 Jul 2014 | Public
A list of any and all women screenwriters. So far, does not include TV writers, but I will try to add some soon. This is not by any means a complete list. Soon, I may rank them.
2. Jane Campion
Writer | The Piano
Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...
3. Diablo Cody
Writer | Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...
Actress | The Godfather: Part III
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003) and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was ...
9. Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson ...
21. Rita Hsiao
Writer | Mulan
Rita Hsiao was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, the American-born daughter of Chinese parents. At UC San Diego, she majored in artificial intelligence, but decided t olook for a job in writing. After writing a spec script fo r"The Wonder Years, " she joined Disney. She wrote a pilot of her...
23. Lorna Cook
Director | Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Lorna Cook directed of "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron", nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and winner of four Annie Awards. Her extensive credits as an animator include 'The Land Before Time' and the Universal Picture's "An American Tail". Ms. Cook was an animator on two ...
24. Linda Woolverton
Writer | Maleficent
Linda Woolverton was born in Long Beach, California, graduating from high school in 1969 and having been an honors student in her schools theater program. She enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a BFA in Theater Arts in 1973. She worked full-time for a year in the ...
26. Bonnie MacBird
Writer | TRON
Born in San Francisco, Bonnie MacBird received her BA in Music and Masters in Film from Stanford in 1973. From 1975-79 she was a Development Executive in Feature Films at Universal Studios reporting to President Ned Tanen. During her four years at Uni she read thousands of scripts, and worked as a ...
Producer | Jessica Jones
Melissa Rosenberg was born on August 28, 1962 in Marin County, California, USA as Melissa Anne Rosenberg. She is a producer and writer, known for Jessica Jones (2015), Dexter (2006) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). She has been married to Lev L. Spiro since 1995.
Director | Wayne's World
Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.
In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...
Writer | The Mummy
Starting out as the breadwinner for her family, Nina Wilcox Putnam made many sacrifices to succeed. Although she is most known today by her connection to the 1932 classic, "The Mummy", throughout her long life Nina had many claims to fame. In her early career as an accountant she is attached to the...
Writer | Shots Fired
Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include ...
34. Bridget O'Connor
Writer | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Bridget was born and raised in Harrow, London. From a large family, she was the second of 5 children. Her parents are Irish, her mother Bridie hails from Limerick and her father Jim is from Cork. As a result, Bridget grew up around Ceilidh bands and dancing. She attended Catholic schools and went ...
36. Emma Thompson
Actress | Sense and Sensibility
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother...
37. Julie Taymor
Director | Frida
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007).
She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a ...
Writer | Edward Scissorhands
Caroline Thompson was born on April 23, 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Addams Family (1991) and Corpse Bride (2005). She is married to Steve Nicolaides. She was previously married to Henry Bromell.
43. Naomi Foner
Producer | Running on Empty
Naomi Foner was born on March 15, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Naomi Achs. She is a producer and writer, known for Running on Empty (1988), Very Good Girls (2013) and Moon Flower of Flying Tigers. She was previously married to Stephen Gyllenhaal and Eric Foner.
47. Dana Stevens
Writer | Safe Haven
Dana grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA. Her films include the romantic adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel, "Safe Haven," directed by Lasse Hallstrom; "City of Angels," starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan; "For Love of the Game," directed by Sam Raimi; "Blink," ...
50. Shirley Pierce
Writer | Dinosaur
Shirley has worked on films that have had a cumulative box office of over a quarter of a billion dollars. She is currently working on Photos in the Attic, a feature film love story set during the Great War. Shirley is also working on a slate of projects from family films to hard-hitting dramas. She...