For her barnstorming performance as the titular character, Julia Roberts made history for winning every major acting award for a single role. Susannah Grant's whip-smart, supremely satisfying screenplay serves as the brilliant foundation for this rousing true-life story of a single mother who takes on a polluting power company, and as directed by the estimable Steven Soderbergh, the film jumps off the screen. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (for Grant), ERIN BROCKOVICH is the kind of adult-oriented blockbuster drama rarely seen anymore.
Susannah Grant is a writer, director, and producer best known for writing ERIN BROCKOVICH (Oscar nom), POCAHONTAS, EVER AFTER, IN HER SHOES, and CHARLOTTE'S WEB, among others. Her limited series, UNBELIEVABLE, and TV movie, CONFIRMATION, earned her a total of three Primetime Emmy nominations.