Producer: There’s nothing else I can say.
source The Associated Press article Producer’s story: I want to do this forever and I just want to make a living doing it.
I’ve had two offers.
One came from a studio and the other came from an agency.
One said it was $1.5 million.
The other agency said $1 million.
So I said, “That’s what you want, right?
It’s a lot more money than what I’m getting now.
And it’s just not my life.”
I got a lot of rejection letters.
It was hard because my whole life has been about being a producer, and my life is about making movies and making movies.
I didn’t want to give up.
I was scared.
Then I was at a party with a producer friend, and I said to him, “Listen, if you don’t want me, then you should have made it yourself.”
I didn I think it was a mistake.
He said, “‘I’m going to put you on the team.’
I said no, and he said, ‘You’re on the production.’
I was like, ‘I’m not making this.’
So I was really upset.
Then he asked me, ‘What’s your salary?’
I said I’m not a producer.
He’s like, “But I want you to do it.”
And I was mad.
And I said ‘No, I’m gonna do it.’
And I made it.
So it’s hard to explain.
I did a movie called Big Hero 6.
That was the first movie that I ever made that had no money.
And that was a huge success.
It got me an Oscar nomination.
So, I was happy, but I wasn’t happy.
So then I made a movie with an agent.
I got offered $1,500,000 and a movie that didn’t make it.
And then I thought, “What am I doing here?”
So I just moved out of New York.
I just got a job as a producer in a small city.
I worked there for about a year.
I’m going back to New York and I’m working on a TV show, and the first day I show up, there’s a camera crew waiting for me.
I said my first line, and they all started laughing.
It’s the first time I’ve ever had that.
I don’t even have a phone in the office, I can’t make a call.
So you’ve just got to keep the camera rolling and keep doing what you’re doing.
So that’s where I started.