May 30, 2019
Jennifer welcomes to the podcast film producer and author, Emily Ziff Griffin. Emily co-founded Cooper’s Town Productions with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a production company she ran for ten years in her early career. While there, she produced the Academy Award-winning film, Capote, along with Hoffman’s directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, and John Slattery’s film God’s Pocket. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Light Years, a novel for young adults that was recently optioned for television. Her writing has appeared in Refinery29, Rookie, Self, The Culture Trip, and Modern Loss, among others. When she’s not writing or producing, Emily frequently guest lectures at high schools and universities across the country and offers private instruction on how to find and build on the essence of a creative work. Emily currently resides in LA where she writes, produces, teaches, daydreams, and mothers two children.
In this episode, Emily talks about the inspiration behind her novel, Light Years, and the arduous process of getting the novel written and published. Emily discusses her experience working with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman up until the time of his death. She opens up about how she handled this loss, as well as other losses over the course of her life. Finally, Emily shares the uniquely beautiful love story of how she met her husband, Nicholas, as well as the emphasis she places on living a life of balance.
Full show notes: https://milfpodcast.com/49