Storytelling is the oldest thing that humans do.
We've been doing it for thousands and thousands of years long before there was written language before there was any medium to convey it.
People sat around and they told each other stories, and it's how we teach each other things.
We learn from stories; we learn from fiction.
We learn from fiction because we get to live an alternate life, in that moment you watch this and you're learning.
So, it can be fun, it can be action, it can be funny, it can be comedy.
But the very best things take those elements and teach a little something.
There's something in there that you walk away with and you're inspired by it.
It doesn't matter if it's drama, comedy, anything, you're going to walk away with something and there needs to be lightness.
You know you can't watch something that's just all heavy and you're like, ‘Oh my God, I want to kill myself now.
There also has to be that gesture there has to be somebody who brings you out and lets you breathe a little bit.
So, and this is so hard to do.
That's why there is so much bad, so many bad movies and so many bad TV shows.
Because it is one of the hardest things that humans do is tell riveting, engaging, inspiring stories.
But when you get it right it's a lever that can change the world.
Are you a competitive producer?
Am I what?
A competitive producer and I don't mean business wise; I mean creatively.
Like, would you see a film or a show on another platform, like what you described which is brilliant and be like, ‘why don't I have this?
Well, I have regrets.
I mean we've turned down things that later were so good.
I wish we hadn't turned them down.
But we've also picked up things that other people turned down and we've made them great.
So, the truth is the storytelling is infinite.
If I tell a good story it doesn't make your story bad.
These are not substitute products, you know.
So, it is I don't feel like you get the best results with storytelling by trying to make sure that other people's stories are worse than your stories.
This is one of those things where you can, there can be a lot of good stories in the world.
You're really competing not against others; you're competing against this just the complexity of how hard it is.
That's why, you guys have all seen this.
If you're in the entertainment business, there are movies and tv shows where you know the people involved, and every one of those people is talented and still the final product is bad.
And because there's a little bit of mystery to it, we don't know how to do it perfectly.
And that's what makes it so fun.
Because there isn’t artistic element to it.
It is not science.