If you don't have a brilliant screenplay, then you either have amazing actors who give you the chance to improve whatever is on the page, or an interesting director who has enough faith in the project that they can carry it through and get it somewhere. One of those factors needs to happen. If not, it's sad.

— Ayelet Zurer

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If I get lucky and I can choose, I would always choose a really good story and screenplay, even if I don't know the director. If there's a good screenplay, there's a chance that something good is going to happen.

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TV is the place that writers want to be.

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There are so many directors that I want to work with, but I can't tell you that there's one role. If I knew it, I would write it for myself.

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I do tend to like movies that challenge me, professionally.

That's mostly on a smaller scale, when you have one or two or five actors, and it's all about the acting and not the camera.

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Even in the big movies, if the scenes are very big, I'm not fond of them as much as I'm fond of small actor scenes.

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You really want to make sure that you have fun, at the end of the day.

If its not fun, whats the point.

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I grew up watching a lot of Italian and French movies, so I want to have that '70s look, in my dream movie. I want that thing that's not so much happening now, that's existentialist.

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TV is the place that writers want to be.

When you don't have a very strong indie market going on, talented writers want to have their voice heard, so they'll go somewhere else, and everyone goes to TV because their voices are heard.

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Even if the dramatic scenes are really hard, if you're happy with what you have and it's been creative and you had a good time with the people you worked with, that's a good day.

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