“I’ve been in this business a long time, and Adrienne Shelly‘s Waitress could have come to the festival, gotten a standing ovation and remained unsold. And to sell to Searchlight! She hit the jackpot! I tried to explain how great this was to her mother, Elaine, but even while I was talking we both started crying. But [producer] Michael Roiff and I are sure that Adrienne can still hear the laughter somehow and is happy.

“As someone said at her memorial service, Adrienne’s life may have been cut short, but she sure left her mark.” — from Reid Rosefelt‘s tribute to the late actress-director, on zoomin.com.