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Envelope Directors Roundtable: Fighting for your film [Video]

January 20, 2011 | 11:00 am

It's a leap of faith. It's a bet against the odds. It's how you get movies made.

There are any number of forces that conspire against a film coming together: You might be weeks from starting production and find out that the money has vanished.

How do directors handle such setbacks? How do they march onward against so many obstacles?

At the Envelope Directors Roundtable, Ben Affleck ("The Town"), David Fincher ("The Social Network"), Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right"), Ethan Coen ("True Grit"), Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") and Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") addressed those questions, with some often surprising answers.

 -- John Horn


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