NEW YORK — Elizabeth Taylor is planning a career renaissance, and has signed with Rosenberg Melamed Management to make it happen. She will be repped by Marion Rosenberg and Bill Melamed, who hope to tailor a resurgence in film and television projects.
“I’m feeling better today than I have for years,” Taylor said. “Charity work and creating perfumes have been keeping me busy, but the positive reactions I’ve received from my recent public activities make me want to get back to work.”
Taylor has also signed on with attorney Tom Hoberman, Jess Morgan Business Management and PR film Warren Cowan & Associates to get the ball rolling.
Taylor has appeared in a few projects in recent years, but has spent much time raising funds and awareness for AIDS causes and launching the fragrances White Diamonds and Passion. She has also overcome two hip replacements and a brain tumor, and only recently regained fully the strength to work steadily again.
Rosenberg first met Taylor while she worked in production on the 1972 Taylor starrer “X, Y and Zee,” and the 1968 Richard Burton film “Where Eagles Dare.” She noted that Taylor has won three Oscars, and that Rosenberg and Melamed are looking for the kind of prestige roles that could bring in more hardware.
“We met with her recently, and she said that she wants to work, is very prepared and happy to do character work because after all, ‘Virginia Woolf’ was a character role,” said Rosenberg. “She’s one of the greatest movie stars of this century, and Bill and I want to bring her into the millennium in a most meaningful way.”
Taylor is headed to the Cannes Film Festival, where she will once again host the AMFAR-Miramax fundraiser on May 20.