Podcast: Richard Levine on Every Day: Write What You Know

Ezra Miller and Helen Hunt in Every Day, written/directed by Richard Levine.

Richard Levine

The old adage, “Write what you know,” certainly applies to Richard Levine, writer/director of his first feature film Every Day. Levine, a former producer/writer/director of the hit TV series Nip/Tuck, took his life experiences of dealing with an ailing father-in-law’s relationship with his wife, a teenage son coming out of the closet and the pressures of working as a television writer and crafted a touching and emotionally driven comedic drama. The film features stellar performances by Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Carla Gugino, Brian Dennehy, Eddie Izzard and Ezra Miller.

Levine spoke with Script about the inspiration for the film, how he got such A List caliber talent together on a small indie, the incredible shooting schedule (23 days!), and how he approached the process of writing about subjects that were so close to his heart. He also touches briefly upon his experience working on the groundbreaking TV series, Nip/Tuck.

Every Day premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and opens this Friday, January 14 in select theaters.

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