Ms. Mecchi is an American writer who has written for print, television, live-action film and theatre. Her feature film writing credits are on Disney’s The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules. She is co-author of The Lion King, Broadway. The show won six Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Having celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, on Broadway, the show is one the most successful titles in entertainment history, with a remarkable worldwide footprint. Currently, there are nine productions on stages around the world. The title has earned more than the biggest hit films in movie history. Ms. Mecchi adapted the Broadway musical, Annie, for ABC and earned co-wrote Disney-Pixar’s 2012 release, Brave – which won the Oscar for best Animated film. She adapted the Broadway musical Peter Pan for NBC. She is currently adapting several film and stage titles into stage musicals. A third generation San Franciscan, Ms. Mecchi earned a degree in theatre from the University of California at Berkeley and continued her studies at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.