Sunday, June 25, 2006

Servant Leadership

Producer and director Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sixth Sense) on his approach to producing:

I like to be the support system. I like to give the director what he wants and help him realize his vision. I like working with the director, rather than be the guy who comes in and says, 'we don't have the money here,' which is kind of a style that some producers have—they're in there just for the fiscal responsibilities. Because I worked so closely with [director] Peter [Bogdanovich] and [his ex-wife and collaborator] Polly [Platt], it was always about getting it right. I have this rule: never show them anything you know you can't get.

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