Sometimes things are so crazy and outlandish that they’re bound to work—like sending 150 cameras into Iraq.
“No” always means “maybe.” So never give up.
Work on projects you’re passionate about. You’ll be better at them and you’ll be more satisfied when you’re done.
Don’t make expensive shorts; make cheap features.
The more you need agents, the less they want you. The more you do on your own, the more agents love you.
There is no such thing as the “Big Break” in Hollywood. If you have a big success and don’t follow it up, you’ll be called a has-been. You must be prolific.
Surround yourself with people you trust, who are excellent at what they do and who care as much as you do.
A work in progress can have its imperfections, but when you deliver the project it must be flawless—or you’re just wasting your time and money.
Seek great advice, but remember, nobody really knows. So follow your gut.
Moviemaking is the most exquisite form of hell there is. You better really, really, really, love it.