Twilight Saga- Eclipse: Stephenie Meyer - The Woman Behind the Hit



By Bruce Edwin

A cool young woman of craft and determination, Stephenie Meyer, during the early days of her first novel, would have table reads at the local diners with neighbors and other housewives. She grew excited when she would get several dozen listeners to hear her read. Such is the action and force Stephenie Meyer wisely used to promote herself and get her work out there. But of course, she did not stop there. Researching how to publish a book, she began shopping the manuscript. She was ignored by five publishers, and rejected nine times, before she got her final yes, which brought her a near million dollars for her first ever deal. Sweet and humble, Stephenie acknowledges that there are better writers out there than she. Regardless, she did it, and we think she’s one amazing human being.

The next chapter of Twilight will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1, to be released in theatres on November 18th, 2011. Summit Entertainment’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be filmed in both Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vancouver over the next year starting this fall. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Also appearing in the film will include Billy Burke as Charlie Swan, and returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

The second part of the next Twilight series, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 2, is scheduled to be released in 2012. TWILIGHT is now available for rental, and TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON is now available for rental and on video on demand. TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is now in theaters- don’t miss it.


Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Cullen Family

Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen

Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle

Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen

Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen

Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale

Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale

Wolf Pack

Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley

Bronson Pelletier as Jared

Alex Meraz as Paul

Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call

Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara

Other Quileutes

Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Tinsel Korey as Emily

Nomad Vampires

Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria


Cameron Bright as Alec

Charlie Bewley as Demetri

Daniel Cudmore as Felix

Dakota Fanning as Jane

Additional Returning Cast Members

Billy Burke as Charlie Swan

Sarah Clarke as Renee Dwyer

Anna Kendrick as Jessica

Michael Welch as Mike

Christian Serratos as Angela

Justin Chon as Eric

New Cast Members

Xavier Samuel as Riley

Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria

Jack Huston as Royce King

Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater

BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater

Jodelle Ferland as Bree

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