Producer/Director at Hyperdriven Pictures and founder of the Sydney Short Film School.
What De Niro alludes to, but doesn't quite say, is that film-making is first and foremost a business. He talks about all the other professions that have PAID jobs, and later talks about all the people involved in a production and the roles played - including producers/financiers.
We all chase the dream of fame and fortune in film-making. Few, however, really approach it like it is - a BUSINESS!
Those who do have a much better chance of success than those who do not.
I don't think I'll be buying this. The intensity dial on the back only goes up to 10%.