Family & Companions
After apprenticing as an executive assistant at both Tri-Star Pictures and Paramount, Silver received her MFA at USC where her graduate thesis served as the basis for her screenwriting debut, the tidy psychological thriller about the "nanny-from-hell," "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992). The screenplay, a classic "you never know whom you can trust" scenario of the "Rosemary's Baby" school, astutely plays upon the subliminal fears of contemporary working mothers about the quality of care given their children by nannies.
Silver is the granddaughter of Columbia screenwriter Sidney Buchman (1902-75), renowned for his classic Frank Capra films and is married to Rick Jaffa, executive producer of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." She and her husband have subsequently worked on the thrillers "Eye for an Eye" (1996) and "The Relic" (1997).
Writer (Feature Film)
Producer (Feature Film)
Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (Feature Film)
Graduate thesis for USC film school filmed as "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"