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Amy Ephron: Producer, Director, Author

Amy Ephron: Producer, Director, Author

 

Introduction to Amy Ephron.  1:55 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Camera:  Lee Skye. Video Editing:  Maria Grijalva.  Production:  Layra Gonzalez.

 

 

AMY EPHRON is a writer, producer, and director. She is married to attorney Alan Rader. Between them they have five children.  She lives in Los Angeles.

The Other Side of the Wall, just published by Philomel Books in October, is her third novel for children.  It is part of her The Other Side series; the first two books in the series are Carnival Magic and The Castle in the Mist. The Cast in the Mist was an Amazon and Barnes & Noble best book of the month and was nominated for a SCIBA Award. Her novel A Cup of Tea spent 37 weeks on the LA Times bestseller list and has been bought by Bruckheimer Films, and her novel One Sunday Morning received the Booklist Best Fiction of the Year award, and Booklist’s Best Historical Fiction award in 2005, and was a Barnes & Noble Book Club selection.

Ephron is a Contributing Editor and Contributor to Vogue and Vogue.com. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, House Beautiful, Saveur, LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, National Lampoon, The Huffington Post, and more. She is also the Executive Producer of Warner Bros′ Alfonso Cuaron’s A Little Princess. As a film executive she worked on Born on the Fourth of July and Out of Africa, among others. She was also a non-broadcast editor at the Children’s Television Workshop, developing and producing toys and games for Sesame Street and The Electric Company.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 45 seconds and 4 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY: 1:15 min.

It seems like there is a real renaissance in young adult books.

 

EMPATHY: 3:20 min.

You grew up in an amazing family with four talented sisters and a talented mother. How did your father survive?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES: 1:24 min.

You did a lot of work in the film industry. What are some of your favorite projects?

 

OPEN TO CHANGE, FLEXIBILITY: 0:45 min.

How do you think “Born on the Fourth of July” would have been different if Al Pacino had starred in it?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE: 2:15 min.

What are your criteria for taking on a project?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 1:29 min.

Tell us more about your books.

 

SERENDIPITY: 3:42 min.

What has been the role of serendipity in your career?

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT: 2:47 min.

Describe a challenging situation with a successful outcome.

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 2:16 min.

What has been the reception for your books?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 1:14 min.

Who have been your role models and influencers?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED: 1:27 min.

Woman in the film industry have been crusading for gender equality regarding director gigs, etc. How has that movement impacted you?