Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.
Did You Know?
Frank Miller at the Turner Classics Movies website states: "Merchant and Ivory had union problems throughout the production of Jane Austen in Manhattan
(1980). The British unions objected to LWT [London Weekend Television] making a film in New York with no British crew members involved, while the U.S. unions complained about every short lunch hour or long day [director James] Ivory demanded. The Director's Guild was upset that [Andrei] Serban, who was not a Guild member, was directing actors and tried to stop Ivory from giving him a credit on the final film". See more
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