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Tamara Jenkins: Quiz


Question 1: [5] Slums is a dark comedy about growing up broke in glitzy ________.
Glendale, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos AngelesLong Beach, California

Question 2: The project was initially with ________, which had given Jenkins a "blind deal" to write any script she wanted, but agreed to let her develop it elsewhere after what she characterized as a disagreement over casting.
Universal Media StudiosUniversal StudiosFocus FeaturesUnited International Pictures

Question 3: Shortly after her marriage, Jenkins went to Yaddo, the artists' colony in ________, to work on her next screenplay that would eventually become 2007's The Savages.
Saratoga Springs, New YorkCapital DistrictGlens Falls, New YorkSaratoga County, New York

Question 4: [5] For this tragicomedy about a dysfunctional family dealing with the aftershocks of its patriarch's elderly dementia, Jenkins took inspiration from her experiences with her grandmother and father, both of whom were in nursing homes with ________.
Alzheimer's diseaseHuntington's diseaseDementiaParkinson's disease

Question 5: ________ picked up the film with a modest budget ($8 million) and compressed shooting schedule of 30 days.
News Corporation20th Century FoxFox AtomicFox Searchlight Pictures

Question 6: Her debut feature film, 1998's semi autobiographical Slums of Beverly Hills which she both wrote and directed, played at both Sundance and the ________.
Palme d'Or2004 Cannes Film Festival2002 Cannes Film FestivalCannes Film Festival

Question 7: [1] She lived in ________ with her father and brothers and attended Beverly Hills High for a year and a half.
Los AngelesBeverly Hills, CaliforniaWest Hollywood, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California

Question 8: Tamara Jenkins at the ________
CDNOWInternet Movie DatabaseAmazon.comBox Office Mojo

Question 9: Starring ________, Natasha Lyonne and Marisa Tomei, the film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay) and has since become a cult hit.
Walter MatthauAl PacinoJosé QuinteroAlan Arkin

Question 10: Tamara Jenkins (born May 2, 1962) is an ________-nominated American screenwriter, actress and director.
Academy Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best PictureAcademy AwardAcademy Award for Best Director


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