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From her conversation with Anthony Kaufman, recapped at Indiewire.

On money, producing and responsibility:

“In film producing there is an inherent tension between the director, the money and the producer, and that’s what keeps it flowing and honest and accountable. Sometimes, when I work with financiers or a studio, they see my job as the one who has to tell the director he can’t have something. And that’s a drag. So I have to figure out ways to come up with creative solutions, before I tell him what we’re up against, so it’s not a state of crisis. And Todd knows because of our long working relationship and our trust, he knows if I come to him and say we’re really up against it and we have to cut something, I’m not just saying this to save money.”

On first-time directors:

“There is no excuse not to make your own movie anymore. And when a director comes to see me now, I except them to have a short film, and I expect it to be good.”

The complete conversation is embedded below.

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