The Dish Rag talked with Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter for the “Twilight Saga” series at Prevention magazine’s “Hollywood Heroes” awards  (sponsored by Asics and Colgate) Tuesday (June 15) at the Montage in Beverly Hills.

Melissa, who was being honored for her charitable work for The Writers’ Foundation, is a wildly successful screenwriter.  As well as her long list of film and TV projects, she’s adapted Summit’s “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse.” Now she’s working on the two-part adaptation of the final book in the saga, “Breaking Dawn.”

She’s very proud of “Eclipse,” which premieres on June 24 in Los
Angeles. And she talks about the blessing of being able to break “Dawn”
into two films and the challenge of making Stephanie Meyer‘s acclaimed books, which are by their nature, very interior stories, for the screen.

]]>Stephanie Meyer have a very collaborative relationship. “It’s such a blessing,” says Melissa. “We both have tremendous respect for each other’s process and we both have the same objective, which is to see the book on the screen. She is so collaborative and flexible. She’s not precious about her work.” Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead