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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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Assistant Direction (Feature Film)
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Film Production - Main (Feature Film)
"Script girl" for Jean-Luc Godard
Began association with Francois Truffaut (as "script girl") on "Shoot the Piano Player"
Directorial assistant (to Truffaut) "The Wild Child"
Co-writer on Truffaut's "Day for Night"
Directorial debut with "Sorceress"