Nicole Holofcener is a writer-director who lives in Los Angeles. A graduate of Columbia, where she was taught by Martin Scorsese, she made her feature debut in 1996 with the acclaimed indie comedy Walking and Talking, starring Catherine Keener and Anne Heche. She subsequently reteamed with Keener on her many of subsequent features, including Lovely and Amazing (also featuring Brenda Blethyn and Emily Mortimer), Friends with Money (starring Jennifer Aniston Joan Cusack and Frances McDormand), Please Give (with Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall), and Enough Said (starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Toni Collette). On TV, she has directed episodes such shows as Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Parks and Recreation, Bored to Death, Enlightened Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She is currently completing her new film for Netflix, The Land of Steady Habits, starring Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Connie Britton and Thomas Mann.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Nicole Holofcener – the writer-director of such acclaimed comedy dramas as Walking and Talking, Please Give and Enough Said – talks with two of her biggest fans, Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre, the star and writer-director of Obvious Child and the newly released Landline. In a wide-ranging and often hilarious conversation, the trio talk about sex scenes, motherhood, humping furniture, the difference between male and female directors, their struggles with chewing sounds, telling time and counting – and Jenny and Nicole share their very different memories of working together on Bored to Death. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi and produced by Talkhouse Podcast producer Elia Einhorn.