"It’s a cliche in the movie business. She’s a great actress, but what she really wants to do is direct. He’s a great writer, but what he really wants to do is direct. He’s a good dog, but what he really wants to do is direct.
"Everybody wants to direct.
"The truth is, Pam Haynes didn’t know what she really wanted to do with her life. She just knew what she was doing wasn’t it.
"I had a good job with the law offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle,’ she said. ‘I was the coordinator for the labor and practice group. I was a liaison for all the lawyers in the labor and practice group. It was a pretty big responsibility.’
"Haynes had been working in the paralegal field for eight years. The work was challenging, but she just wasn’t happy. One night after work, Haynes found herself at the local library looking through a thick stack of career guidance books.
"I can’t say enough nice things about Spilman, Thomas and Battle,’ she said. ‘I got real encouragement there. Several people helped me fill out the application for NYU. They gave me leaves of absence. They let me come back. They were very supportive.’”