Robin Swicord (born 1952) is an American screenwriter and film director. She wrote the screenplay for the film , based on the Memoirs of a Geisha novel of the same name by Arthur Golden. Her other screenplay credits include , Little Women , Practical Magic , Matilda , and The Perez Family . Shag
Her directorial debut was with the 1993 short film
The Red Coat, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Swicord wrote the screenplay for Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel and directed the film, which was released in the United States on September 21, 2007. She also collaborated with The Jane Austen Book Club Eric Roth on the screen adaptation of , based on the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Swicord was born in
Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, son of director Elia Kazan. Their daughter is actress Zoe Kazan.
TV appearances [ edit ]
Swicord was featured in
The Dialogue interview series. In this 90 minute interview with journalist Jay A. Fernandez, Swicord delves into the adaptations, collaborations and frustrations she's experienced as a screenwriter.
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