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On the set of HITCHCOCK

Took my UCLA class to watch Sacha Gervasi, a former UCLA screenwriting student, direct Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in the final scenes of his film, HITCHCOCK, which will probably be out before the end of the year. Great to see him develop the subtle nuances of the story as the takes progressed through the evening. It’s going to be an interesting film.

A few days later, I did an interview about Sacha, the Hitchcock film and his next one on Hervé Villechaiz. (Link to that article at the bottom)

I repeatedly make the point in Letters to Young Filmmakers  and in my classes that, on average, it takes about nine years to get a studio film made – even for major directors and producers.

When I first got to know Sacha while he was a student, Read more »