Mathison, Melissa (1950–)

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Mathison, Melissa (1950–)

American screenwriter. Born June 3, 1950, in Los Angeles, CA; dau. of Richard Mathison (West Coast bureau chief for Newsweek); m. Harrison Ford (actor), 1983 (div. 2004); children: Malcolm and Georgia Ford.

Wrote screenplays for The Black Stallion (1979), E.T. (1982), (adaptation) The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) and Kundun (1997).