Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
|Occupation||Screenwriters, film producers|
|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, Franki Jaffa|
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are American screenwriters and film producers. They are husband and wife.
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.
Born to a Jewish family, Silver is the sister of actor Michael B. Silver, and the granddaughter of screenwriter and producer Sidney Buchman. In 2015, she was named one of the "Most Influential Women In Hollywood" by Elle Magazine. Jaffa was raised Christian but had a Jewish great-grandfather and attends the post-denominational Jewish congregation IKAR with his wife. The couple have been married for 30 years (as of 2019).
|1992||The Hand That Rocks the Cradle||Yes||No||Silver only as writer; also Jaffa as executive producer|
|1993||Fallen Angels (TV series)||Yes||No||Silver only|
Episode: "Murder, Obliquely"
|1996||Eye for an Eye||Yes||No|
|2010||Love Shack||No||Yes||Also featured in cameos|
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Yes||Yes|
|In the Heart of the Sea||Yes||No|
|2017||War for the Planet of the Apes||No||Yes|
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- Interview with Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa, Media Mikes, August 4, 2011
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- "Jews in the News: Ahmed Zayat, Eric Balfour and Ashley Tisdale". Tampa Jewish Federation. June 10, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2018.