Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

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Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Nationality American
Occupation Screenwriters, film producers
Years active 1992–present
Notable work Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World
Children Joe Jaffa,[1] Franki Jaffa

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are American screenwriters and film producers. They are husband and wife.[2]

They are best known for having written and co-produced the 2011 science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a commercially and critically successful reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise for which they were nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Writing. They were also co-writers/producers of its 2014 sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and produced the third installment, War for the Planet of the Apes, in 2017.

They co-wrote Jurassic World and the screen story of In the Heart of the Sea, both 2015 films. In 2013, they were announced to be the co-writers of James Cameron's Avatar 3,[3] planned for 2021.[4]

Silver is the sister of actor Michael B. Silver, and the granddaughter of screenwriter and producer Sidney Buchman.[5] In 2015, she was named one of the "Most Influential Women In Hollywood" by Elle Magazine.[6]





  1. ^ "Amanda Silver". Movies.yahoo.com. April 20, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Interview with Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa, Media Mikes, August 4, 2011
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike. "'Avatar' Sequels Upped To Three; Fox, James Cameron Set Trio of Writers To Spearhead". Deadline. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-04-22). "‘Avatar’ Sequel Release Dates Set, Starting in December, 2020". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Amanda Silver". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a30783/hollywood-studio-powerlist/

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