The screenwriter for all of the five ‘Twilight’ movies started up as a writer for several episodes of ‘Dr.Quinn: Medicine Woman’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘The O.C.’ and other shows. Then she went on to become a part of the team who wrote the storyline for all of the episodes from the the first four seasons of ‘Dexter’. Her name is Melissa Anne Rosenberg and she has two Emmy nominations, among other prizes and nominations she has received for her work. When the ‘Dexter’ series entered its fourth season, Rosenberg was promoted to executive producer.
When she was asked to become the screenwriter for the first Twilight movie, by adapting Stephanie Meyer’s novels, she accepted but continued working on the writers’ team of the hit series ‘Dexter’ as well.
In fact, she continued working on both the TV show and the big screen vampire-themed fantasy romance blockbusters until the fourth season of Dexter ended, and after she had completed the screen adaptation for the first three movies from the Twilight saga.
In a recent interview, Rosenberg admitted she misses the team of the ‘Dexter’ show, but also said that she left at the right time, straight after the screenwriters had “killed-off” one of the main characters – Rita – and that she didn’t regret dedicating herself to the Twilight saga by completing the two parts of ‘Breaking Dawn’.