Award winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu joined Produced By: New York via videoconference from Los Angeles and was able to provide words of advice and inspiration for the New York crowd.
"Nobody’s going to go to a film because the guys
came in on time and under budget,” Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu told an audience
of young filmmakers Saturday at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By:
NY conference. Speaking via satellite from Los Angeles, where he’s in
post-production onTheRevenant, Iñárritu said, "Yourmission,yourambition
should never be compromised. Never surrender to that.” TheBirdman director drew applause as he
answered questions put to himabout the film, in which Leonardo DiCaprio
stars as an early 19th-century frontiersman who sets out on a bitter journey
after being mauled by a bear and left for dead.In front of the director,
seen on a big screenat the Time Warner Center, the panel included the
film’s producing team of Steve Golin (Anonymous Content); Brad Weston (New
Regency); and Mary Parent (Godzilla, Noah). ThePGA’s Vance Van
Petten led the questions.