Studio president Beatrice Springborn joins the podcast to give the view from 'upstairs'.
She talks about her journey through journalism, start-ups and Pixar with some Film School thrown in.
We discuss her leadership style , her empathy when rejecting projects and whether she wants commercial success or awards.
Beatrice talks about completing a writing course and what she learned about rejection and failure, how she nearly quit the industry and what keeps her up at night.
She tells us the process that execs go through when considering projects, the importance of seeing the bigger picture and the time she broke down in tears after rejecting a project.
An emotional, honest and insightful interview with a leading industry figure.