Did You Know?
At this time last year, I had 9 out of 10 movies that I categorized as a sure thing...Of course, none of them worked out the way we thought they would. [The flop] Jem and the Holograms
(2015) was a sure thing and in fact, it did the worst of all of them. It's very tortuous, and it also should say that anything that any of us say today should be taken with a big grain of salt.
His rules for making a cheap movie include: 1) Limit the amount of speaking parts, because actors with lines get an additional fee; 2) Limit the amount of locations (preferably only one); 3) Pay actors the legally minimum, and offer them a percentage of perspective profits; 4) Never break the budget, don't ask for more money ("don't buy your way out of a problem, but solve it creatively").
His business moto is making his films 3 millions and under