In my first general meeting with @lenawaithe, I closed by telling her that if she needed anything at all, all she had to do was call...
But that she didn't need my help, that all she had to do was keep doing what she was doing...
& that has proved to be true. She's never needed my help. If anything I've leaned on her far more than she has ever asked me for anything...
But so it goes with @lenawaithe. As remarkable as her deservedly award winning episode is...
What's more remarkable about @lenawaithe is what she's already doing behind the scenes to make more Lena Waithe's...
& I know that her greatest moment will not be winning her first #Emmy. It will be losing to a @lenawaithe of her creation winning theirs...
Congrats @lenawaithe. We are and will continue to be better for your existence and your work. #Emmys #emmys2017

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Sep 11, 2018
Finding myself wondering if the reaction to ROMA would be the same had it been directed by Alejandra Cuaron.

It would deserve it, but would it?
For the record, I am almost certain the answer is no, and that realization deeply disturbs me.
That shouldn’t take anything away from Cuaron or his film. It is - as many have said - a masterpiece. And it presents its characters with the love, affection, and humanity you’d expect given his relationship with them.
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The Toronto Film Festival always reminds me of the last time I saw Roger Ebert.
He was, as far as I could tell, very ill. He couldn't walk. He couldn't speak. @ChazEbert was a constant presence at his side, but still...
There he was at the Scotiabank theater watching Press & Industry Screenings. At all hours of the day, on multiple days...
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