Most writers just want to get their movie made, and it doesn't matter how. I think I am not in that category. I like to get my movies made by the right director so that I can have a body of work I can look back on and be proud of. Otherwise, I would not be doing anything I am doing now. I would be in Hollywood trying to make my first million and move up to Malibu.
The writer is the lowest man ion the totem pole, but potentially he has the most power. He comes up with the idea; he makes it work. You can't make a building without a blueprint. You can hire the labor and buy the material, but to make a building you need a blueprint - which means someone has to sit at a table, rack their brain and figure it out. That's what a writer does.