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Pamela Pettler


Screenwriter Pamela Pettler has established herself in the fantasy and animation fields with her singular combination of storytelling skills, visual creativity, and a dark-humored quirky style.

Ms. Pettler has collaborated with – and is at work on upcoming projects with – a wide range of accomplished filmmakers, including 9 producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, Robert Zemeckis, Ridley Scott, Sam Raimi, Doug Liman, and Steven Spielberg.

The Berkeley native previously worked with Tim Burton on, among other projects, the stop-motion animated feature Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Ms. Pettler co-wrote the 2005 Warner Bros. movie, which was directed by Mike Johnson and Mr. Burton and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film

She also co-wrote the 2006 Columbia Pictures movie Monster House, for producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg and director Gil Kenan, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Ms. Pettler was a nominee for the Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Feature.

She is currently scripting Monopoly, based on the classic board game, for Ridley Scott and Universal Pictures; and an as-yet-untitled project for Scott Rudin and Walt Disney Pictures. Her recently completed screenplays include Robositter, for Robert Zemeckis and Disney; an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men, for Sam Raimi at Sony Pictures; and an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book The Twits for Working Title Films.