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'Twilight' Scribe Melissa Rosenberg Becomes Highest-Grossing Female Screenwriter… For Now

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

As "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" continues to burn up box offices around the world, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has officially become the highest-grossing female screenwriter in Hollywood—earning over $2.56 billion (with a "b") in worldwide revenue from her manuscripts.

Prior to "Breaking Dawn: Part 1"'s insane international run (which now clocks in at $647.3 million), scribe Linda Woolverton held the record. Woolverton has had a 20-year career thus far, with some of her biggest hits including Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland," Disney's 1994 smash hit "The Lion King" and, last but not least, Disney's 1991 blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast." Get More »

Melissa Rosenberg Finds Her Next 'Twilight'


After you've penned all five scripts for one of the biggest blockbuster film franchises of all time, what does a girl do next?

(Hint: Escape to your lavish island getaway is not the answer here.)

If you're Melissa Rosenberg — the scribe responsible for bringing "Twilight" to the silver screen — you find a new story to illuminate.

So it should come as no surprise that Paramount Pictures has announced that the studio has optioned the novel "Earthseed," with Rosenberg attached to write and produce. Get More »

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Melissa Rosenberg: 'Breaking Dawn' Script Almost Ready for Battle

Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

For "Twilight" fans, questions about how "Breaking Dawn" will translate onto the big screen extend far beyond the wedding, honeymoon and already infamous birthing scene. Like any good fantasy young adult series, the closing chapters involve one big, final showdown. Stephenie Meyer's series is no exception.

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg tells MTV News she's nearly finished – 75 to 80 percent, to be precise! – but it's that later scene that's causing the most head-scratching.

"The final battle sequence is the biggest challenge because it lasts 25 pages," she says. Read what else she has to say at

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner report to the "Breaking Dawn" set in November.

Filed Under: Twilight | Source: MTV News
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