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.
They co-wrote Jurassic World and the screen story of In the Heart of the Sea, both 2015 films. In 2013, they were announced to be the co-writers of James Cameron's Avatar 3, planned for 2018. They are also the co-producers of War for the Planet of the Apes, the 2017 sequel to Dawn.
Silver is the sister of actor Michael B. Silver and the granddaughter of screenwriter and producer Sidney Buchman.
In 2015, Silver was named one of the "Most Influential Women In Hollywood" by Elle Magazine.