Jan 08 2013 ∞
“ Well, it’s good to know that life at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is just like working at any other company where nobody knows how anything works.
Jan 02 2013 ∞
“ It’s personal comedy wrapped (in a way that is both apt and unlikely) inside the spirit of a variety show.
Dec 21 2012 ∞
Dec 17 2012 ∞
“ They were fighting so hard to get me to take it out, so I went out on a limb and said, “OK, let’s specifically ask the focus group at this next screening, and if they don’t like it, I’ll take it out.” So this group of 19- to 30-year-olds or whatever said it was great. The woman running the thing was trying so hard to pollute the thing. She was like, “What’d you think about the music?” And they were like, “Oh, it’s great!” “But what about the gangsta rap?” And then they said, “Oh man, it was great!” “But maybe there was too much of it?” They wouldn’t give her anything. Not one bit of negativity came up, and this focus group saved me.