Melissa Rosenberg Receives WGA Nomination for Dexter

melissa-rosenbergheadshotCongratulations to Twilight screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg, and the other writers on Dexter who have all been nominated for a WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award. See all nominees here.

The staff writers at Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife and The Pacific were also recognized. Those series have Twilight cast members: Elizabeth Reaser, Rami Malek, and Peter Facinelli in them.

Video:How Riley Evolved As a More Fleshed Out Character In Eclipse

David Slade, Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg, and Xavier Samuel speak about the process. TY to Summit for providing the clip

Melissa Rosenberg on Name Confusion and Launching a Career

melissa-rosenbergheadshotThe Wrap has a great interview with Melissa Rosenberg. She tells the story of trying to get people to read her material, trying to get an agent, and some name confusion that happened along the way at her first big meeting:

“I’m like, Wow, what did she tell them? This is fantastic! I send them the script, and then I go in to meet with one of them. Everyone in the agency wants to meet with me, and I’m going, This is amazing.

And one of them says, Yeah, we just made a deal with your mother. And I’m going, Okay, my mother’s been dead 10 years, so you guys are great!

As it turned out, they thought I was Joan Rivers’ daughter, because her name was Melissa Rosenberg also. I had this nepotism going for me without being related to anyone.

Liz Glotzer knew I wasn’t Joan’s daughter, but her assistant didn’t, and her assistant told the other person, who told all the agents and that’s why they wanted to read me. But some of them actually did read the script, including someone over at the Irv Schechter Company, and they called.

I said, I’ve gotta tell you right away, I’m not Joan Rivers’ daughter, but they read it anyway and that was how I got my first agent.”

See more on The Wrap.

WNYC Has Audio of the Melissa Rosenberg, Stephen King, et al Panel at the 2010 Ner Yorker Festival

At the annual New Yorker festival this year, Stephen King, Melissa Rosenberg and others had a panel on writing and in particular vampires. WNYC, the local NPR station, now has the audio file up that has only been available in abridged format before today.

They also provide a brief summary here.

TY to Twilight News Site for the  heads up

NBC PopcornBiz: Melissa Rosenberg Gets to Expand on Breaking Dawn

MelissaandvolOne of the things that we always look forward to in the Twilight movies is the fact that point-of-view is expanded. The books, other than for one section on Eclipse and one section on Breaking Dawn, are from Bella’s point-of-view. So unless Bella saw something with her own eyes, we only get to hear about it and not really see it.

One of the best scenes in Eclipse, in our opinion, is the battle with the newborns and the fact that we get to see it and not just hear about it.

Melissa Rosenberg talked about this opportunity in Breaking Dawn with NBC’s PopcornBiz:

“I did actually [get to do that], because we got to fill out the story because we’re doing the next two movies,” said Rosenberg. “So there was room to play and expand on some of the characters that Stephanie introduces. That was a lot of fun.”

“It’s a much more grownup movie – It’s an adult story,” the writer said of evolving the franchise beyond its high school origins. “The stakes are raised even higher because it’s not the story of teens. It’s the stories of grownups, so we’re talking about marriage and children and family – and these are pretty grownup things, but sexy.”

See the rest on PopcornBiz


Melissa Rosenberg on New Yorker Vampire Panel

melissa-rosenbergheadshotAs part of the annual New Yorker Festival run by the magazine of the same name, Melissa Rosenberg sat on a panel with other authors who have penned or adapted vampire fiction. Fellow panelists included Stephen King who created controversy last year for comments made on the Twilight Series.

“These vampires are lost souls, Carroll said, the type that women long to make their “projects.” The sex, King pointed out, is invariably adolescent—“they just want to bite the girl’s neck”—and Rosenberg elaborated: the self-loathing Edward from “Twilight” is “actually very safe, because of his own morality.” King asked if there was a parallel between maintaining abstinence and not wanting to suck her blood? Rosenberg didn’t miss a beat: “Absolutely.”

Melissa Rosenberg Says Bill Condon “Gets It”

melissa-rosenbergheadshotMelissa Rosenberg just updated her Facebook with the following message:

“Hi Y’all! Sorry I haven’t checked in for a while. Been immersed in the world of Breaking Dawn. I’ve been working very closely with our director Bill Condon, whose input has been SO great. He understands story, structure and character as only a fellow writer can, but he also has fantastic visual ideas. And he’s not shying away from anything! Sex, birth, feathers, blood… it’s all in there. More later! xoxo Mel”

You can see Melissa’s Facebook here.

Melissa Rosenberg Talks Birth Scene with People Magazine

Melissa Rosenberg made some recent comments to People Magazine regarding the birth scene in Breaking Dawn and working on rewrites of the script with Bill Condon.

“I don’t think it’s about the amount of blood you show,” she says. “It’s on their faces. It’s all from Bella’s point of view when you’re seeing what’s going [on]. It should feel visceral. I think it’s going to be pretty intense.”

Be sure to check out the entire article as well as other Twilight news at

Melissa Rosenberg talks Script Writing, New Characters, and Love Scenes

Hollywood Life has a great interview with Melissa Rosenberg about the process of writing the script for Breaking Dawn while working with Bill Condon.  She also assures us that favorite characters like Garrett and the Amazon Coven will get screen time as well as the much anticipated love scene in Breaking Dawn.

Emmy 2010 Red Carpet: Melissa Rosenberg

Melissa Rosenberg gives some Breaking Dawn details on the red carpet for the 2010 Emmy Awards.