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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Daphne Merkin
The New York Times Magazine (15 December 2009)

“NANCY MEYERS may be a singular figure in Hollywood — may, in fact, be the most powerful female writer-director-producer currently working (not that there’s much competition) — but that doesn’t appear to give the 60-year-old blonde a whole lot of social clout…. I rapidly discovered that Meyers is one of those rare people in or out of Hollywood for whom power is not an end in itself but a means to an end — in her case, the ability to get films like “What Women Want,” “The Holiday” and “Something’s Gotta Give” made precisely as she envisions them. “My movies are not messed with by the studios,” she told me with obvious pride. And it’s true: Meyers has final cut on her films, a rare privilege for a director.”


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