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The Religious Affiliation of Screenwriter
Melissa Mathison

From: Julia Milton, "Famous women who happen to be Buddhist... or, famous Buddhists who happen to be women" webpage, last amended on 1 January 2001, on "Women Active in Buddhism (WAiB)" website (http://members.tripod.com/~Lhamo/13famou.htm; viewed 18 August 2005):
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison developed the screenplay for Kundun (Martin Scorsese's film about the life of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama) in conjunction with H.H. the Dalai Lama. She speaks about her experience in "The Making of Kundun" [http://www.shambhalasun.com/Archives/Features/1998/Jan98/Kundun1.htm], an interview with Angela Pressburger of the Shambhala Sun. Mathison's earlier screenwriting credits include The Indian in the Cupboard, Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Black Stallion, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.(For more on Kundun, visit this site [http://www.filmscouts.com/scripts/film.cfm?film=kundun] or see the new video In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese.)

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