Riss Gatsiounis was in her 20s; Hoffman was A spokesperson for Hoffman declined to comment. I have no recollection of this meeting or of any of the behavior or actions described. According to Riss Gatsiounis, the first meeting began with Schisgal asking whether she had a boyfriend or husband.
Hoffman cut Schisgal off.
The tenor of the meeting became more professional. Riss Gatsiounis agreed and spent the next three weeks on the rewrite.
She then had a second meeting with Hoffman and Schisgal to give them the revised pitch. But she never got to discuss the new idea with them. Then Dustin Hoffman gets up and he says he has to do some clothing shopping at a nearby hotel, and did I want to come along?
Punch Productions at the time carried a staff of people in an office at 75 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.