FreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:The criticisms here involve Disney constantly being unaware of the visions of the directors they hire. This shouldn't even be a thing that happens this often since this is a movie business, and producers supposedly watch at least some the filmography of the directors they hire. I mean, three extensive, narrative-altering reshoots from the same studio within the span of three years. It's almost as though they've forgotten how to recruit filmmakers.
...This is happening way too consistently to just be standard missteps in an established film studio assembling a crew.
If I were to guess, I'd wager that some of the higher-ups in this studio have little to no experience with how the film industry is run or how one is supposed to make films, owing to the fact that they came into their current job after having left a completely different industry. This may sound baffling but (to use a comparison) some of the world's biggest video game companies have been run by people with little to no prior experience in the gaming industry.
John Riccitiello, President of Electronic Arts from 1997-2004 and then its CEO from 2007-2013, came into Electronic Arts after 15-odd years of working in consumer products. His two most recent jobs beforehand were in selling sports equipment and working at a bakery. Meanwhile, Reggie Fils-Aimé; chief executive officer of Nintendo of America and president of that division for the previous fifteen; gained most of his business experience from working in the marketing division of food and drink business (Pizza Hut, Guinness...).
Those industries offer these executives and marketing people some idea of how the business should be run, but they fail to grasp that whatever works in packaged goods might not necessarily work for video games (and considering the number of business mistakes the AAA gaming industry has made over the last few years, a lot of people running these big companies simply don't know what they're doing). I imagine there's a similar situation going on at Disney, if not one or two other places.Such as the White House.
A couple of major execs likely came into this business from somewhere completely different, such as golfing or beachwear manufacturing, and therefore don't have a great understanding of how film-making as a business, and that might be why we keep seeing major re-shoots, director changes and a general misuse of the talent they've acquired. It's not a calculated plan, it's just sheer incompetence.