ART—idealistic, insistent, committed—and COMMERCE—serious, adult, responsible—battle in my mind every day, and the day I was asked to contribute an essay to this volume on art and commerce in the film and TV industry was no exception.
ART: No. No way. I’m not doing it.
COMMERCE: Why not? It’s business. It’ll take two minutes.
ART: First of all, it never takes two minutes. Second of all, why? I have a hundred other projects I’m in the middle of, projects that matter to me, on a personal level. What could possibly be the reason for doing ...