Tyrants vs Committees [Quote]

Posted On April 21, 2009

I’m defending my documentary today, so a quick quote I really liked from Art & Copy.

I’d rather deal with a tyrant than a committee any day. Committees are there to spread blame, not take chances.

-George Lois (90% sure)

Yes, I’m saying directors are tyrants. But tyrant in the “one voice, one vision” sense, not “execute a production assistant on the first day of set to assert my authority” sense.

At least tyrants come with names:

[Bureaucrats’ Brainstorm on Hulu]

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary producer. When not filming he likes to climb mountains and brew coffee.

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