The greatest optimists in the world

Producers are the greatest optimists in the world. I mean, that’s who we really are. We are the people that find some material and actually imagine that it could be a movie. What are the odds of that? And then not only do we imagine it can be a movie, we imagine it could be a hit, and maybe even win an award. We are the ones with the machetes going through the Amazon jungle to the places we’ve never been before.

More here from a fascinating round table with producers Michael London (Sideways, Milk), Gary Lucchesi (Underworld, Crank), Marshall Herskovitz (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) and Gale Anne Hurd (The Incredible Hulk, Terminator) in the LA Times.

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