'The Post' writer Liz Hannah shows what's possible when women occupy powerful roles in Hollywood

'The Post' writer Liz Hannah shows what's possible when women occupy powerful roles in Hollywood. 'The Post' writer Liz Hannah shows what's possible when women occupy powerful roles in Hollywood Liz Hannah has a message pinned to the top of her Twitter profile. “Never forget: dreams really can come true,” it says, with a link to a trailer for The Post. Yes, that's The Post, as in the movie about Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Hannah wrote the film's screenplay, her first feature script, with help from Spotlight writer Josh Singer. And now, the 32-year-old who had only planned to write a spec script to help attain an agent, is in Oscar contention and has become the embodiment of what is possible when women are in positions of power in the movie industry. For Hannah, who had no Hollywood connections before landing an internship at a production company (her only family member in the industry was an uncle who worked as a an assistant in the film crew decades ago), several prominent female figures helped identify her talent and set her on a successful moviemaking path.