John August, who I look forward to hearing speak at this week-ends Austin Film Festival had this interesting point of view on the transition from screenwriting to directing: As it turns out, I could care less.
“I think part of being a writer, or an actor, is letting yourself feel things without judgment. A director leads an army into battle; a screenwriter leads characters into danger. They’re vastly different jobs, which require different temperaments. “
For any storyteller considering directing, or anyone who wonders why it seems nearly all film-makers are assholes this is a must read.