We talk to writer-turned-manager John Zaozirny, President of Bellevue Productions.
He talks about his move from writing to management, stories of firing and being fired and why he loves the industry.
John talks about being fired even when he has created success for his clients, the slow death of projects and the need to be careful with overnight success.
He explains why he tries to help new writers brace for failure, how he does pastoral care for his talent ('more nurse than doctor') and the importance of setting expectations.
A candid discussion about the highs and lows of Hollywood from a manager's perspective.