Executive Producers, “False Flag” and “Traitor”
What is the best lesson you’ve learned on the job?
Cohen: In so many cases, when a person says, “I love your script,” they hate it. If they insist that “we have to meet again,” you’re not going to see their faces anytime soon. But if they slaughter your script with a long list of criticizing notes and crazy ideas on how to improve it, there is a good chance they see the potential in it. These are the people you are looking for.
Leshem: Yearning for something is more thrilling than actually getting it; searching is more fun than finding. It took me a long time to learn how to enjoy it. This year, at last, Warren Littlefield, the wisest of men, was able to teach me not embark on any adventure that doesn’t have the potential to become outstanding. Thanks to him, I ask myself, if I only had six months left to live, what is the one voice I’d feel compelled to write, the one world I would want to live in?