How to be a (British) film producer

A little foreign blood is very advantageous, almost essential, to become a really great British film producer.
The first aim of a British film producer should be to teach Hollywood a lesson. Do not be misled, however, by the examples of Henry V or Pygmalion, which tend to prove that excellent films can be made of great plays without changing the out-of-date words of Shakespeare and the un-film-like dialogues of Shaw by ten experts who really know better.

"How to be an Alien", George Mikes.