One of the top grossing writers in Australia, Shirley Pierce has worked as a Professional Screenwriter for the past three decades. Her work has had a cumulative box office gross of over a quarter of a billion US dollars. Among her countless works she has developed projects for MGM Studios, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures, where she worked on projects ranging from the Holocaust drama Misha to the animated films Dinosaur, Home on the Range and Meet the Robinsons.
Shirley has also worked on John Henry, which has won international film festivals and was a finalist in its category for an Academy Award nomination, as well as on an adaption of the opera Aida. Her magnificent work on Aida was the source material for Elton John's successful Broadway production.