” Oddly, in a sense, I still have more confidence as a director than my ability as a writer. Somehow, directing is just really easy. It’s just about being really honest about how you feel about what you’re seeing. “


” One of the downsides of money is if there’s no money, there are very few real jerks who are attached to your project. And if there is money, you do attract some very difficult, unhelpful people. “


” When you’re doing the work, film and TV are exactly the same. TV is just film in reduced pieces. “


” Making a show is such a long process. You go through a TV production house that will commission scripts, and if they like what you’ve written, they take it to a network and sell it to them. It has always felt very far away from something that’s actually real. “


” I learned that you have to say that you’re a filmmaker. You’re not a screenwriter, you’re not a director for hire. You’ve got to take charge. You’re a filmmaker, and you’re going to make a film. “


” You have to constantly work on your script if it needs it. You don’t accept, ‘Oh, I did a draft and…’ No, it’s your responsibility to work on the script as much as possible and make it better and better. “


” If you’re sort of interested in politics but sort of upset about contemporary politics, it’s kind of wonderful to read about periods who were very eloquent and admirable – generally. People are articulating ideas you can sympathize with or understand both sides of. Or at least feel like one side is saying the right things. “



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Making a show is such a long process. You go through a TV production house that will commission scripts, and if they like what you
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