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" My life is organized chaos. "
" People want to make a distinction between what's commercial and what's art. "
" The producer, in effect, has to work as a translator. You form a very tight relationship with the director and writer from the beginning, and then you are constantly communicating to the various people that begin to come into the process, as you are trying to manage to hold on to a vision that needs to be communicated over a long period of time. "
" Sports teaches you to understand the meaning of a team. You need to be able to work with everybody; you don't have to be their best friend. You can experience the fun of competition and driving toward a common goal without pushing to bond in some major way with each individual on a project. "
" Everybody always asks us how we choose the movies we have going right now, and it's hard to explain sometimes. There's a randomness to the way things kind of happen and get done. And sometimes you have this perfect storm, and you have to accept that and do the best you can. "
" I'm not great at talking about myself. "
" The most important thing is to have a point of view and have something to say. That is important if you are filmmaker or artist. That means you have to experience the world. "
" I don't know how to make movies without getting my hands dirty. "
" You know, I've always been very open to any project. "
" I don't analyze things all the time, I just do them. "
" Many great stories are father issues, mother issues or death. "
" Success is always a matter of some luck and timing. "
" Sometimes women don't take the initiative that they should. "
" When you're relegated to go from movie to movie, so much of what you're doing is out of your control beyond creating the product. "
" There's nothing I like more than to have one of our movies run, and then I go to the ladies' room and listen to everybody talk about it. No one has any idea who I am. "
" A lot of these big movies are just a collection or a montage of big set pieces. "
" Creating authentic emotional experiences, whether it's 'Star Wars' or 'Spotlight,' are driven by characters and stories that are engaging. "
" It's funny where life can take you. "
" If it's a huge tentpole movie, for instance with a movie like 'Tintin,' a year and a half, almost two years in advance, we were developing a videogame campaign and massive consumer products campaign. "
" I suppose I was always attracted to the producing function - trying to put things together and make things happen. "
" It's an interesting thing when you're casting a film - especially when you're trying to discover someone - you're waiting for someone to step into the room in an audition process and claim the role. "
" There's no way a director can communicate with every single person on the set and yet they need to motivate and instill an ambition to want to do their best work. "
" I find that a lot of directors are attracted to the dark side. "
" From a producing standpoint, I think prep is everything. "
" I think it's always wise to be concerned about any of the characters in 'Star Wars,' right? "