DIRECTING FOR STUDIOS VS. INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

Reflections on Thirty Years in the Film Industry

▶ An Interview With Boaz Yakin

 

 

Boaz Yakin famously sold his first screenplay when he was a sophomore at NYU. He was 19. Since then, he has written and directed three independent films, including Fresh (1994), which won the Filmmaker’s Trophy at Sundance, A Price Above Rubies (1998), and Death in Love (2008).

When he’s not making indies, he’s either writing studio scripts—for films like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and Now You See Me (2013)—or directing studio films, such as Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003), Safe (2012), and Max (2015).

And when he’s not doing anything film-related, you might just find him taking ...

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