Susannah Grant ’84 joined the Board of Trustees in 2015, with a term beginning July 1. She is a screenwriter, director and producer. She received Academy Award, Writers Guild and BAFTA nominations for best original screenplay for Erin Brockovich (2000). She wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Pocahontas, Ever After, 28 Days, In Her Shoes, Charlotte’s Web (based on the book by E.B. White) and The Soloist. In 2007 she wrote and directed Catch and Release.
From 1995 to 1998, Grant was a writer-producer-director on the popular television series Party of Five, which received a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama. In 2011 she created and executive-produced A Gifted Man for CBS. Grant is currently producing Confirmation, a movie for HBO about the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings. She also co-wrote The 5th Wave, which will be released in 2016.