Jennifer Salt’s First Produced Screenplay Is Eat Pray Love

Jennifer Saltz Screenwriter

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Jennifer Salt began her professional life as an actress. This daughter of Academy Award-Winning screenwriter Waldo Salt, who was blacklisted in the fifties, did not become a writer for many years. She went to Broadway after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, was involved in regional theatre, and moved on to movie roles in Hollywood. She acted on the television show “Soap” for five years but found it wasn’t her calling. Eat Pray Love Movie Poster

After enrolling in her first writing class in her early forties, this single mom seemed to find her passion penning scripts. A successful stint at writing and producing for the television series “Nip/Tuck” led her back into the movie business. She was approached to help author a script from a story that had become a blockbuster best- selling book. At 65, she is hitting her stride as co-writer of the screenplay for Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular “Eat, Pray, Love.” The movie opens Aug. 13.

To read about Jennifer’s journey to become a screenwriter:

New York Times

Marin IJ article on Elizabeth Gilbert

popeater.com interview with Jennifer

Question: How difficult is it to change careers and reinvent yourself ? Have you tried it?

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