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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

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

Need Show Slaves

In a lot of movies, African-Americans are either maids or slaves, but that's not all they were. We need to show that. And we can't keep erasing history.

- Allison Schroeder

Tell Hope Door

I can't tell you the number of stories I've told with a female protagonist don't get bought, or they do get bought and get changed drastically. Or, I will literally write into the script different races, and they get cast all-white. I hope that stops and it opens the door for more voices to be heard in movies.

- Allison Schroeder

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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

Surrounded She Equip

When a nation is surrounded by weaponized nations, she has to equip herself.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Like Other Surrounded

I don't want to expose my personal life. It's best that people know me for my work. My family doesn't want to be surrounded by cameras. We want to live like any other family.

- A. R. Rahman

Activity Smaller Hiring

The cardinal rule of taxation is that whatever you put a levy on, you'll inevitably get less of. Taxing corporate activity means less investing, less hiring, fewer jobs and a smaller economy, which hurts the rich, the poor and the middle class alike.

- Adam Davidson

Past Discovered Hiring

Air America Radio was thinking of hiring me, but they discovered something in my past that didn't sit well with them: radio experience.

- Alan Colmes

Allow Career Hiring

Political views in the hiring of career attorneys and staff should not be used. If I am asked to do that, I will not allow it.

- Alexander Acosta

Like Living Rooms

The thing with me is, I'm both untidy and I hate mess. But I'm not untidy in communal spaces, like living rooms. My bedroom is havoc.

- Alison Moyet

Alive Rooms Rising

The problem of a rising population destroying more than four tons of soil for every human already alive needs to find its way into corporate board rooms if we are to enjoy future financial, economic and political stability.

- Allan Savory

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

Surrounded Cats Sofa

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

- Allison Schroeder

Bed Telling Rooms

The worst hotels are any with a bad bed. I stayed in a hotel where they left cards telling me my enjoyment was of paramount importance. I should have written, 'Nice rooms, crap beds.'

- Amanda Donohoe

Very I See Rooms

I see a lot of homes that are supercool, and everything is very tasteful, but it's not warm. I'm really scared of rooms that look too serious.

- Amanda Peet

Love Myself Surrounded

I wouldn't call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I'm such a homebody, it's important to be surrounded by things I love.

- Amy Sedaris

About Surrounded Stems

Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable - but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age.

- Amy Tan

Year Largest Rooms

By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines, with a total portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms.

- Andrew Tan

Next Answer Rooms

When people ask what I'd like to do next, the answer is usually, 'Something with people in rooms.'

- Anna Popplewell

Magic Hiring Gut

When I'm hiring someone I look for magic and a spark. Little things that intuitively give me a gut feeling that this person will go to the ends of the earth to accomplish the task at hand.

- Tommy Mottola

Religious Hiring Editor

I studied philosophy, religious studies, and English. My training was writing four full-length novels and hiring an editor to tear them apart. I had enough money to do that, and then rewriting and rewriting and rewriting.

- Ted Dekker

Very Hire Hiring

It's very important in a restaurant to really do the right hiring because there's no restaurant that you have one cook and one chef and nobody else in the kitchen. Generally you have five, ten, 15 people with you. So that's really important is to train them right, but first you have to hire the right people.

- Wolfgang Puck

Been Year Hiring

Companies are hiring cosplayers to be promotional spokes models for them. There are cosplayers trying to develop a cult following even though they've only been cosplaying for less than a year or two. It's all about the social media or Facebook likes.

- Yaya Han