Originally Posted by Digginonrand
. . . And for a director, not making money on a film is burning bridges. Making money on a film makes you more marketable as a director and allows you to make more movies. Pretty simple concept, really, and I don't mean that to sound rude.
That's basic business. Typically, no one hires a failure on the hopes that his next project might be a success. There are exceptions, but that tends to be the rule.