Lynda Obst Poster

Quotes (3)

  • Directing is the last frontier for women in the movie business. We are studio heads, we are producers and we are writers, but we are not directors in any numbers. The studios are certainly complicit, but I think there's some part of it that is women not saying: 'I want this job!' For a really long time, the powerful women in this town have been the nurturers of talent as opposed to the talent. And somehow, women haven't felt empowered to say, 'Give the money to me to make the movie.'
  • I think there are always actor parts, and then there are movie-star parts, and an actor's always an actor until he does a movie-star part.
  • Contact (1997) was the first movie that made accurate science its number one goal.