Joan Tewkesbury recounts how she went from stay-at-home mom to script supervisor to screenwriter & director with Robert Altman as her champion.
Key Insights
  • Just make something. Learn as you go: you simply need to deliver the work.
  • Never stop creating. If a project stalls or fails on some level, move on to the next thing and don't be afraid that you won't be able to make it work. 
  • Altman was interested in energy, being driven by behavior, and a loose construct that gave you room for anything. 
Joan Tewkesbury began her career at age ten as a dancer in THE UNFINISHED DANCE with Margaret O'Brien and Cyd Charisse. She was an Ostrich and Mary Martin's flying understudy in Jerome Robins’ PETER PAN, choreographed and danced in nightclubs in San Francisco and Reno, Nevada, and directed and choreographed for theatre in the U.S., Scotland and London. She has amassed credits as a writer, director, producer, and choreographer in feature film, theatre and television. more...

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