You can't even convince anyone to give you 50 cents for a pack of gum. Good luck getting your "zombie Western" made.
You managed to get a low-budget science fiction movie financed, but you couldn't land a name actor. Your actors do, in fact, have names, but none that anyone finds interesting.
You financed a film that has gained a little interest. If you can convince an actor that people have actually heard of to be in it, it might get picked up.
Two of a Kind, your buddy cop movie, just turned a profit in Poland! Now maybe you can get your investors to stop toilet papering your house.
You just had to fire Adam Sandler from your new movie but that's okay. The new actor's not bad, and advance buzz guarantees that this thing will make $200 million easy. Now, where to buy that third house….