"A person who sees the glass half full.
A light-hearted woman who finds joy in every
situation, but simultaneously, a realist.
A woman who promotes gender, racial and economic
equity in the film and media space.
A film producer who doesn’t slow down. A woman of action,
a woman with a purpose.
A person with an outstanding character that easily lights up a room
simply with her presence."
Creating a fiction might be the same as lying.
Sometimes, creating a fiction is helpful to the
creative process and telling the truth can be entirely destructive to the process.
I think the abilityto lie makes a good producer.
My favorite collaboration is with my producing partner.
We started a company together for
We’re also great friends.
The one action or pivot in my life that
I think will have more consequence is up until 2 years
ago I was making films more for myself ;
one at a time, and I decided to take a job that would
sort of give back to the next generation
of different types of filmmakers and storytellers that
didn’t have the chance at all.
It was sort of like giving up some of my own career to help the
careers of 30 people.
It’s a hard no.
I feel like many people I know work very hard and maybe a little luck is
involved, but not fate. Being in the right time and right place.
If I could make one thing illegal, it would be this:
when people go to get on the subway, stop in
front of the turnstile, take out their wallet to use their card.
That’s like if we’re all trying to get
out and I just stood in front of the door.
10 people behind you already have it out. Don’t you
know you’re supposed to do it before?
It’s like George Clooney in Up In The Air. I know, it’s
How would people describe me after I’m gone… immature?
They would say I have a specific
laugh. They would talk about my laugh.
I think people would say I’m a good collaborator. I love
working with other producers and I’m utterly devoted to my directors.
I really fight for them.
I’ll probably be remembered for a minute after I’m gone.
It’s a thing about producers. Maybe
for 5 minutes. With social media around, it reminds you of things.
When you see a friend of
yours died on Facebook and you’re like “What? They were alive?”.
So far, Armenia is making me fatter.
I like the food, that gives a positive twist to what I said. I
went to a reception with local and independent filmmakers.
There’s a great passion, drive and
openness in them and I hope to make friends with them.
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