James L. Brooks on Journalism, the Oscars, and ‘Broadcast News’
We filmed it almost entirely in sequence. We even broke up the newsroom scenes just so we could shoot the picture in sequence. And that means we kept informing ourselves. That means we woke up and these things happened with people in the sequence they’re supposed to happen. So that’s “process,” as you say. But keep in mind—we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about this movie if Holly [Hunter] hadn’t walked in. I also waited six months for William Hurt to become available. He almost didn’t do the picture. And I don’t think we’d be talking about “Broadcast News” if I hadn’t waited those six months for him.
By John Meroney and Patricia Beauchamp, The Atlantic