Sharon Waxman‘s recent report that Universal tried to convince Judd Apatow to cut 30 minutes out of Funny People “is not true at all,” the director-writer has told Movieline.

“They were always supportive of the length, and in fact when the movie was pitched, it was pitched as a movie that would be ten to fifteen minutes longer than Knocked Up — that was part of the original presentation. Do they wish I handed them a 90-minute version? Of course. But I think they think that about every film that’s made.”