32-time award winning Writer, director, and composer.
1. His movies do not make much money. His appeal is to a small, niche audience.
2. He's a pain in the ass to work with. That 'angry guy who takes no sh*t from anyone" does not bid well when you're trying to convince an investor to back your movie, rather than invest in some other business with an infinitely greater chance of ROI.
"Commitment to the film medium" is not a business statement. It does not equal bringing in a lot of audience.
You forgot one important bit of advice - Don't be a white dude.
I have two comments on this idea:
1. But BLACK SAVIOR tropes are automatically OK? Why exactly?
2. Did you notice that most of the "bad" examples above are gigantic, huge earning and Oscar nominated/winning movies? Yep, don't do what's right, to keep the PC fascists happy. Oh brother.
Saying that Spielberg is "attacking" Netflix, or "trying to disrupt" or not recognizing their right to make movies, etc., is just as misleading, as if you were claiming that Netflix is trying to stop Spielberg from making movies.
This is about THE AWARDS, nothing else. Netflix is closer to TV than theatrical features, therefore they get EMMY'S. They shouldn't get Emmy's AND Academy Awards, any more than Spielberg's theatrical films should qualify for Emmy's.
Can we all stop using the term "DISRUPT" please?
It's become completely meaningless hyperbole.