Is filmmaking a good career?

The answer may never be known. I’ve had many good movies in recent years. I’ve done two very successful musicals. I’ve made the two best TV movies of my career. I’ve managed to make some really good commercials. I’m proud of the movies I’ve made. I’ve made the kind of movies I can make if I want to, and I don’t need to work for somebody else.

I’m just like a guy in a grocery store or a theater and you know you’re going to be there a lot of the time. You can do everything you want. I don’t have to wait for anybody else. I’m doing everything I want to.

So what’s the best way you can help someone who’s just trying to make a film?

When people don’t know me personally, they think, Oh yeah, I’m in a movie. And I think that movie is going to be a commercial. And I know you’re making movies. People think you’re making movies and then they think you’re making TV. So why are you sitting in a room with 500 other people and saying, “Well, I’m getting my first TV show? I’m a producer, I’m directing? Let’s do a movie? Let’s do a mini-series?” And in the last 40 years you’ve changed the rules of the game — you’ve changed the rules of the game. And you’ve changed how films are made. But if you come and hear me — and you don’t have to be a movie person — you just need to sit there and see that movie. You need to see how people make movies now. And you will change their mind.

So you have to sit there and see them in front of you in a room.

I have, actually. I don’t have it in me.

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