The writer, director and producer of The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated discusses creating characters, producing and directing her own work and shares advice for new writers.

After two decades of successful screenwriting and producing – films including Private Benjamin (1980), Baby Boom (1987) and box office hits Father of the Bride I and II (1991 and 1995) – Nancy made an her debut as a director with the an update of the Disney classic The Parent Trap (1998) starring Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan, which she also co-wrote.

The multi-talented writer, director and producer has since helmed a string of successful blockbuster romantic comedies including: What Women Want (2000) starring Mel Gibson, Something’s Gotta Give (2003) starring Diane Keaton, The Holiday (2006) starring Jude Law and Kate Winslet, It’s Complicated (2009) starring Meryl Streep and The Intern (2015) starring Robert De Niro with Anne Hathaway.

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