Author

Irene Mecchi

Irene Mecchi

Irene Mecchi began her association with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short, which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene is a co-writer of Disney s animated features The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules. Along with co-author Roger Allers, she received a 1998 TONY® nomination for writing the book for The Lion King. Irene wrote the teleplay for Annie, directed by Rob Marshall, and shares a writing credit on Disney Pixar s Brave. She is adapting the Warner Bros. s 1954 A Star Is Born film as a stage musical and is developing a project with Lucasfilm.