Gina Prince-Bythewood Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I was adopted by two amazing people: a Salvadoran mother and a white father who I was adopted by two amazing people: a Salvadoran mother and a white father who were incredibly supportive of me and my work. I am eternally grateful for them.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: With 'Love And Basketball,' every studio turned it down. With 'Love And Basketball,' every studio turned it down.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: 'Beyond the Lights' was my fourth film. I gained a lot of knowledge, and I'm 'Beyond the Lights' was my fourth film. I gained a lot of knowledge, and I'm excited to share that with young filmmakers because I know how lost I was coming out of film school with that question of 'What's next?'
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Films really can change a conversation and change someone's thinking and perception, especially with people Films really can change a conversation and change someone's thinking and perception, especially with people of color at the center. It rarely happens. I think it's important for both the community but also the world to see people of color in all genres, especially love stories.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Talent has no gender. People are hiring young male directors right out of film school, Talent has no gender. People are hiring young male directors right out of film school, off of a student film or off of a film at Sundance for millions of dollars. You can do the same with a female. It's not a risk about the work if you respect the film that they made.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I love movies. And I dig a great love story: the kind that wrecks me, I love movies. And I dig a great love story: the kind that wrecks me, then builds me back up and leaves me inspired. I write what I want to see.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Oh my God, I love UCLA so much. Their film school is great because it's Oh my God, I love UCLA so much. Their film school is great because it's unstructured, so there's a freedom to fail in there and just tell your story, and everybody makes a film. It's so important to have that freedom in film school because that's what you're there for: to learn and make a film.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I want us to have it all, love and career. It's a struggle sometime to I want us to have it all, love and career. It's a struggle sometime to achieve that, but I love the struggle.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: If I get a note on my script or my films, what I say to If I get a note on my script or my films, what I say to a studio executive is that, 'You know, this is the film of my legacy, and I never want to be sitting in a theater looking up on the screen and seeing something that I don't believe in.' I will never do that.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to entertain, but I also want to say something to the world.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Everything I've written has been personal and touched on things that I needed to deal Everything I've written has been personal and touched on things that I needed to deal with in my personal life. So I just feel that writing is great therapy, and the best writing comes from truth, and so I mine my life constantly for that.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I was adopted by a Salvadorian mother and a white father. Growing up having complete I was adopted by a Salvadorian mother and a white father. Growing up having complete identity crisis. Then my search for my mother and trying to find out why I was given up, and how could a mother give up a child, then finding out the circumstances of my birth was pretty traumatizing.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: 'Out of Sight' is one of my favorite films ever. Love Steven Soderbergh. 'Goodfellas' was 'Out of Sight' is one of my favorite films ever. Love Steven Soderbergh. 'Goodfellas' was a huge influence on me in terms of the use of camera. 'Black Orpheus,' a beautiful love story that very few people actually have seen, and that was an influence on 'Beyond the Lights,' too, in terms of the look of the film.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: There's a great deal of women in film school. I was not the only woman There's a great deal of women in film school. I was not the only woman in my class at UCLA. When I went through the Sundance program, it was half women and half men.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: There are so many romantic comedies made, but very few dramas or love stories. And There are so many romantic comedies made, but very few dramas or love stories. And with a love story, you have to take time to develop three-dimensional characters.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I hate to fly. I'm deathly afraid of it. I hate to fly. I'm deathly afraid of it.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: People often ask me if I feel discriminated against as a black female director. I People often ask me if I feel discriminated against as a black female director. I don't. I'm actually offered a ton of stuff. But I only want to direct what I write. And I prefer to focus on black female characters. What's most important to me is to put characters up onscreen who are not perfect, but who are human and flawed.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: There is a perception within our community and the world that black people don't love There is a perception within our community and the world that black people don't love each other. That we don't fight for each other. That perception is so dangerous. We need positive images to counter the negative portrayals we see every day. And positive doesn't mean perfect. Perfect is boring.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I write to music, so every script I have has its own playlist. Music just I write to music, so every script I have has its own playlist. Music just opens me up to the emotions that I'm writing.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I grew up with white parents, and until after college, it was a lot of I grew up with white parents, and until after college, it was a lot of confusion, especially because I grew up in an all-white area. So I never looked around and saw anyone who looked like me.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: With 'Love & Basketball,' I played ball my whole life and did track at UCLA. With 'Love & Basketball,' I played ball my whole life and did track at UCLA. So, I'm an athlete. And it was very important for me to get it right. I started with casting: As an athlete, there's nothing worse for me than watching a sports movie and the woman that they hire can't run or can't shoot. It sets women's sports back years.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: 'Black film,' that term allows studios to just marginalize a movie and say, 'We've made 'Black film,' that term allows studios to just marginalize a movie and say, 'We've made our black film. We've made our film with people of color in it,' as opposed to, 'I just feel like people of color should be in every genre.'
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I write to music, and Nina Simone is always on my playlist to write to. I write to music, and Nina Simone is always on my playlist to write to. I mean, she's inspiring. She's truthful and real and raw.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: When 'The Cosby Show' came out, and everyone was up in arms about 'The Cosby When 'The Cosby Show' came out, and everyone was up in arms about 'The Cosby Show' and that it was reflecting a world that didn't exist - but I knew black doctors. And I knew black lawyers. And I knew families that, you know, had a mother and a father and kids that were well-behaved.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Twitter and social media have so changed the game for filmmakers, but especially for artists. Twitter and social media have so changed the game for filmmakers, but especially for artists. It shrinks the world and gives chance to feel like they know you. But it's a blessing and a curse. It can help build you up, but there's also such anonymity.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: A classic is a classic for a reason. Let's try to create new classics. The A classic is a classic for a reason. Let's try to create new classics. The idea of repeating ourselves drives me a little crazy.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Some of my favorite films are musicals, like 'Walk the Line,' 'The Rose' and 'Lady Some of my favorite films are musicals, like 'Walk the Line,' 'The Rose' and 'Lady Sings the Blues.' I just love the way the music and the story fuel each other.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: As an audience member, if I go to a film, and I am watching two As an audience member, if I go to a film, and I am watching two actors, and they're kissing, and it looks like they don't even want to be kissing, it just takes me out of the film.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: There are a lot of aspects of filmmaking that I love, but one of my There are a lot of aspects of filmmaking that I love, but one of my favorites is in post, finding the right song for the right moment.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Be passionate about your [movie] material, because you're going to have to overcome a lot Be passionate about your [movie] material, because you're going to have to overcome a lot of "No's," and it's that passion that fuels the fight.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I don't want people to go to a film of mine because they feel guilty, I don't want people to go to a film of mine because they feel guilty, like, 'I have to support it because there's black folks in there.' I want them to go because it's a good movie.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: Improv is a very big thing for me. The thing with actors is I do Improv is a very big thing for me. The thing with actors is I do not understand at all how they do what they do. I'm fascinated by it, and I have such a respect for it.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: There is a blueprint that young female singers seem to follow to make it, to There is a blueprint that young female singers seem to follow to make it, to make some noise when they first come out. And it's a hyper-sexualized persona. And the thing is that it works. And they do make noise. But the problem is if it's not authentic to you, then you're trapped in that persona. And you have to live that persona 24/7.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I just remember when I came out of film school - and I loved film I just remember when I came out of film school - and I loved film school - that the industry was such a mystery. How to break in, and once you are in, how to make a film; that is such a large undertaking. There are thousands of pitfalls.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: On my set, people have to respect the actor's process. I totally respect what actors On my set, people have to respect the actor's process. I totally respect what actors do. I give them whatever time they need, and I never scream out directions from the camera. I take the time to walk up to them and talk to them personally.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: My husband and I are writers, and I wish I could write faster. There are My husband and I are writers, and I wish I could write faster. There are not a lot of movies made with black actors in mind.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I remember sitting in the theater watching 'Bridesmaids,' and I'm doubled over laughing, and then I remember sitting in the theater watching 'Bridesmaids,' and I'm doubled over laughing, and then I'm crying in the same movie. It's the overwhelming feeling, as I'm looking up and seeing these women, and I'm realizing how rare it is to see that.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: The thing is I write to music, so every script I have has its own The thing is I write to music, so every script I have has its own playlist. Music just opens me up to the emotions that I'm writing. It's just a pretty cool thing.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: I love writing and directing because it's great therapy. Every project I've done, there's been I love writing and directing because it's great therapy. Every project I've done, there's been a personal connection.
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sayings: 'Beyond the Lights' took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two 'Beyond the Lights' took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two years of overcoming 'no.' Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was 'Love & Basketball.' Every studio turned down that film, too. But I never gave up because I believed in it with my whole heart and soul.