You can't develop a great car and sell it as an independent. You can develop a great car and make a deal with Mercedes.
'Billy Elliot' embodies the idea that anyone can achieve anything regardless of their socio-economic background.
There's so much competition for leisure time, more than ever.
Technical problems are like gremlins. They come and go.
The writer Richard Curtis is a genius.
The idea that the Tony committee and the New York theater community as a whole have embraced 'Billy Elliot' is very, very exciting.
The more you keep costs down, the more freedom you have creatively.
Apart from 'Stoned,' I can't think of a film that's made me think, 'Blimey, that should have been at Cannes.'
Do we have good writers, producers and actors in the U.K.? Yes we do.
Film is not a national business. It's international. And its centre will always be Hollywood.
For us in England, the relative value of the pound against the dollar, that has a huge impact on how easy it is to get our films made in the U.K.
I have always thought we should think less about the British film industry as an entity, and more about getting British talent working.
I think Cannes is usually pretty fair in choosing what will play well to the home festival crowd.
I'm a blind optimist when going into things.
The U.K. needs more first class studio space to encourage the growth of the film and TV sector.
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