Who would YOU trust with your baby? If you had to give up your one and only newborn and hand her over to an adoption, who would you pick to take care of that child? To mold her and sculpt her to maturity? And remember--it will be HIS name your baby will be known by from then on, not yours. You'd be handing that child over body, mind, and soul.
I would PREFER to be the director of my script. But I know that it's not possible. Not even remotely so. Therefore I must brace myself for the reality that in the very unlikly situation of this script getting the life-infusing bestowment of serious studio money, another director will have to take my place. I'll have to hand my baby over to someone else. Forever.
Who would I trust?
There are just FOUR people on the face of this Earth I would trust with this precious creation of mine. Here they are in alphabetical order:
1) Ron Howard
2) Frank Peretti
3) Tom Shadyac
4) Stephen Spielberg
If any one of these guys were to contact me about my script, I would gladly go the table and strike a deal with them. AND (get this!) I'd be perfectly willing to surrender to them ALL aspects of creative control --because I KNOW none of these guys would make bad decisions in that respect. They'd all do just beautifully. Hit all the right notes. Find the right tone. And make my script absolutely sing.
Rewrite? You want me to do a rewrite? Sure Mr. Famous Director, sir! No problem! Tell me EXACTLY which scenes you want rewritten and I'll overhaul them to your specifications. YOU are the artist here, and YOU know what you want the end-product to look like. I have COMPLETE confidence in your vision.
Any one of these guys would do right by my baby. No question.