Melissa Mathison Biography

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

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.