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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 6, 2001|
|Born:||September 27, 1929||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Paris, FR||Profession:||Writer ... director screenwriter continuity supervisor|
Former continuity supervisor for Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut who eventually became the latter's assistant director and co-scenarist. (1987). The Nathalie Baye character in Truffaut's "Day for Night" (1973)--which earned Schiffman an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay--is a recognizable fictional version of herself. Schiffman has also contributed to the screenplays of several films directed by Jacques Rivette and made her own directorial debut with the coolly assured medieval saga, "Sorceress" (1987).
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