Lynda Obst Quotes
To whom one reports is a unit of measure. It measures the exact distance between the player and the center of power. It is the closest we can get to a calibrated answer to the question ‘How big am I?’ More than the size of an executive’s office or even his title, which no one remembers anyway, the fewer people between the player and a ‘yes,’ the more powerful he is.
One of our jobs is to keep women working, which we do by keeping women coming to the movies. And doing that means making good, smart, often funny movies that women can identify with-with terrific dialogue we all remember and cherish, and stories that illuminate our lives and decisions and turning points.
The first thing you notice about women in Hollywood, besides their low percentage of body fat, is how few are married. And the number of great-looking, successful single women without a social life is staggering. … The most glaring misconception about Hollywood is that it is the romance capital of the world.