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Amanda Silver

writer/producer The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; producer War for the Planet of the Apes; writer Jurassic World, Mulan (production), Avatar 2 &3 (production)
AMANDA SILVER has teamed with her husband, Rick Jaffa, on a number of successful film projects. They co-wrote 2015’s global blockbuster Jurassic World, which is the third-highest-grossing film in history, with more than $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.

In 2011, the duo wrote and produced the hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which earned an Oscar nomination for its groundbreaking visual effects and successfully rebooted the Planet of the Apes franchise. In 2014, they co-wrote and produced the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the third installment, War for the Planet of the Apes, which they produced, is currently in theaters.

Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, the scripts they co-wrote with James Cameron for the much-anticipated sequels to Avatar, the top-grossing film in history, are in production. In addition, their script for the live action version of the Disney animated film Mulan is in pre-production with Niki Caro directing.

Silver grew up in New York City and received her BA in history from Yale University before moving to Los Angeles. She was an executive assistant at TriStar and Paramount Pictures before enrolling in film school at the University of Southern California, where she earned an MFA in screenwriting.

Silver’s thesis script was the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, which went on to be a hit in 1992 and began her collaboration with Jaffa, who executive produced the film. She followed the next year with a Cable ACE Award-winning episode of Fallen Angels, directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Silver and Jaffa have since co-written such films as Eye for an Eye and The Relic.