Did You Know?
[on The Notebook
(2004)] The problem with the book is that it's melodramatic and sweet, and you have to find a way to appeal to an audience that is apprehensive about yet another sweet movie. So you have to give it an edge, make it real and make the choices the characters face real. I thought that Nick Cassavetes
did some very good things - I don't mind being rewritten if it's better, I can learn...
In April 2006, at Monaco's annual Cinema and Literature International Forum, Prince Albert of Monaco
awarded Leven the Prix du Meilleur Scénariste d'Adaptations Littéraires (Best Screenwriter) Award.