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Other Been Movie

Sometimes you feel all alone. You come out of a meeting, and something sexist has been said to you: That movie will never be made with that female lead. And you think, 'How am I ever gonna get another job?' When you hear other women having the same experiences, it makes you feel like, 'Well, I'm gonna keep going, and we're gonna fight this system.'

- Allison Schroeder

Want Build Cake

You want to have a good cake? Get two engineers to build it.

- Allison Schroeder

Hidden Explain Figures

There was an email forwarded to me from a first-grade teacher, and she said she was teaching them civil rights for MLK weekend, and a little first-grader stood up, and he said, 'I can explain segregation,' and proceeded to explain all the scenes from 'Hidden Figures.' And I died because that's everything.

- Allison Schroeder

About Show I Think

I think a lot of times people look at me and say, 'Well, we can't possibly hand a show over to her to run.' It seemed like executives would be worried about me controlling a room and having power, and I'd say, 'Oh, I can control a room. I can give an order like nobody's business.'

- Allison Schroeder

I Think Woman Shut

I walked into an international economics tutorial, and the professor said, 'I don't know how to teach a woman.' I said, 'It's the same as teaching a man.' I just sat down, and he had no choice but to start teaching. When I handed in my first paper, I think that shut him up.

- Allison Schroeder

Thought Normal Drills

They used to time our elementary fire drills so we could watch the launches. I thought that was normal. I thought every kid watched every NASA launch.

- Allison Schroeder

Think Love Which

I don't think I've ever been called up for an action film with a male lead - which is a shame. I'd love to take on Bond.

- Allison Schroeder

Surrounded Hiring Rooms

There's so many gatekeepers to getting in front of showrunners or executives. If we pull those middlemen out, and we get women in rooms with the executives, the people hiring, it seems to break down barriers. Because they can no longer say, 'There just aren't any women to hire,' when you're surrounded by fifty of them.

- Allison Schroeder

Will Advantage Start

When you start early, and you're writing for free, there's a lot of producers that will take advantage of you... It is seared in my brain forever.

- Allison Schroeder

I Think Woman Imprint

I think you leave your imprint on every screenplay. I like to bring my experience as a woman to all my female characters that hopefully makes them a little more layered and complex.

- Allison Schroeder

Think Going Over

You think NASA is going to be cutting edge, but they've got so many buildings that are just left over from the '60s. It's old.

- Allison Schroeder

Surrounded Cats Sofa

I write in my pajamas on my sofa surrounded by my cats. It's a bit isolating.

- Allison Schroeder

Think I Think Audience

I think a broader audience is really amazing. If there's no need for curse words or darkness, why go there? Why not make it PG?

- Allison Schroeder

Before Role Same Thing

Little girls and little boys need to have role models to look up to and know that, 'I'm not the first one. I'm not having to do this for the first time ever. Others have blazed the trail before me, and I can follow in their footsteps and do the same thing.'

- Allison Schroeder

Bus Yellow Hop

In high school, I was selected for NASA's Math & Science program. I'd hop on the yellow school bus and head up to Cape Canaveral.

- Allison Schroeder

Literally Software Mercury

I interned at NASA for five years, and I grew up in Cape Canaveral, and my grandfather was an engineer on the Mercury capsule, and my grandmother was a software engineer. I literally grew up playing on the Mercury capsule prototypes.

- Allison Schroeder

Tend Hitting Points

I'm a stickler for structure. So I tend to make sure I'm hitting certain points in the script and that I'm progressing and moving things along. You know, are the characters keeping the plot moving along? And are they true, and do I know their motivations?

- Allison Schroeder

Film School Screenplays

When I switched to screenplays - 'cause I had done musicals and plays - the first assignment in film school was, you have to write a silent film. And it's tremendously helpful to learn how to do that because dialogue can be a crutch. If you can master a silent film, you're golden.

- Allison Schroeder

Very Stories Tell

People tell me I'm very ambitious right now. But I just have a lot of stories in my head, and why can't I do them all?

- Allison Schroeder

Like Need Asians

We need more diversity - we need more African-Americans on screen, Latinos, Asians, different religions. We have to be better about reflecting what our world looks like.

- Allison Schroeder

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Think Goal Been

My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Always Been Devoted

Americans have been remarkably devoted to the capacity for belief, to idealism. That's why we get into trouble all the time. We're always viewed as naive.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Been Lawyers Away

When I first wrote 'Papa Hemingway,' there were too many people still alive, and the lawyers for Random House didn't want to OK it. But now all that's been filtered away by the passage of all these people. And having the fortune of surviving, I now feel that I am the custodian of what Ernest wanted the world to know about him and these women.

- A. E. Hotchner

Been Connected General

The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.

- A. E. Waite

Been Mountains Distance

There was a windstorm in L.A., and the morning after there was no smog, and I could see the mountains. And I was like... 'There's mountains? Snowcap mountains?' That's insane; I've been there for thirteen years, and I've never seen that view before, seeing the mountains in the distance.

- A. J. Buckley

Independent Dip Projects

A lot of times you have to dip into the independent world to find the really great projects and the really great scripts. They're out there - you just have to search hard.

- A. J. Cook

Been Back Surrounded

Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.

- A. J. McLean

Been Screen Mass

There is no doubt that, since 1977 and the launch of Apple II - the first computer it produced for the mass market - many things which used to be done on paper, or on the telephone, have been done easier and faster on a screen.

- A. N. Wilson

Some Very Projects

Some things are very low profile, but if they excite me creatively, I accept them. Sometimes there are high-profile projects, and you have to do it. We all have human limitations. It is a painful decision to turn things down. Even accepting 'Slumdog Millionaire' was a decision that I had to sacrifice another project.

- A. R. Rahman

Projects Trick Rotating

I usually work on a film soundtrack for two years, turning in a song every few months, and that keeps my creative energy high, because I'm constantly rotating projects. The trick is to make sure I don't work too hard and get exhausted.

- A. R. Rahman

Projects Discovered

Now that we've discovered how to actually develop policies and projects holistically, if we can get the barriers out of the way and release the creativity that's in our universities, our farming organizations, amongst our farmers and land managers, we'll be astounded. As I'd like to express it, the human spirit will fly.

- Allan Savory

Projects Big Difference

I went from the projects to a real house. It was a big difference.

- Allen Iverson

Been Woman Projects

I've been rewritten on past projects and thought, 'That's not what she was - she was this really powerful woman, and there's nothing wrong with that.' I'm going to keep writing them, and hopefully people will start making them.

- Allison Schroeder

Projects Flag Films

I don't find anything interesting about the choices a character faces in major films or theater projects. The characters are just cut-out dolls with the American flag sewn on them.

- Amanda Plummer

Love Woman Lots

If I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don't believe in it.

- Karl Lagerfeld

Very Woman Energetic

My mum's a bouncy, energetic, driven, crazy woman, and my dad's very relaxed, doesn't say much. I have the best of both worlds in my personality.

- Ella Eyre

Give Woman Strong

Give us that grand word 'woman' once again, and let's have done with 'lady'; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Woman Family Loving

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Been Woman Christy

Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She's a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She's just been able to balance it all - and gracefully, as well.

- Karlie Kloss

Business Woman Modeling

Unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman.

- Karolina Kurkova

Woman She Ruled

My Aunt Marsha ruled the family with a rod of iron. She was one wicked, mean woman.

- Karolyn Grimes