Very often, in our industry at least, what makes perfect sense in theory doesn’t really pan out as intended, in practice.
Take, for example, this producer who, realising that good content is paramount in today’s age, spent a substantial amount of time in first developing scripts, as is the norm in Hollywood, instead of assembling marquee cast and crew and then thinking about the story, as usually happens in Bollywood. Since the producer has a decent track record, he also managed to get reasonably saleable actors on board for a couple of films.
Now comes the hitch. He is unable to find the all-important directors to helm these films. The reason: any director with some amount of market standing wants to work on a script, or at least the basic concept, of his own choosing rather than a ready script that he was not involved in developing. Conversely, while a newbie director would gladly grab this chance to make a film, the project wouldn’t be ‘hot’ enough to find a studio buyer in the absence of a pedigree director.
Sigh! Full marks for the producer’s intent, but the real world isn’t always a just place.