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Melissa Mathison
Birth name: Melissa Marie Mathison
Aliases: Josh Rogan
Gender: Female
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Writer; Associate producer
Date of birth: June 3rd, 1950
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
1st Sci-Fi: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Melissa Marie Mathison is a film screenwriter and associate producer born in Los Angeles, California on June 3rd, 1950. She wrote the script and served as associate producer on the 1982 sci-fi family classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. She also wrote the "Kick the Can" vignette featured in 1983's Twilight Zone: The Movie. She was credited under the name Josh Rogan in this film.

Body of work


Film Year Role
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Writer; Associate producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 Co-writer


Series Episode Role

Notes & Trivia

Other works

  • In [[1974], Melissa served as a location assistant for Francis Ford Coppola during production of The Godfather Part II.
  • Melissa's first credited work as a screenwriter is the 1979 film The Black Stallion.

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