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This story first appeared in the Aug. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The Hollywood Reporter: When and how did you meet Girls creator Lena Dunham? Judd Apatow: Somebody slipped me the DVD of her film Tiny Furniture before it came out. But when I watched it, I had no idea that the person who starred in it also wrote and directed it! I e-mailed her and told her I thought it was great. It turned out she was in the middle of negotiating a deal to develop a show for HBO and that her partner was Jenni

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