If you are going to bother to pay someone for their storytelling skills (which is not what the beancounters are paid for), you stand back and let them DO THEIR JOB.
If the beancounters could do it themselves, they would. But clearly, they can't.
You don't have the writers down there in accounting checking the balance sheets?
Why? NOT THEIR JOB.
Otherwise, the man signing the checks is the man you worry about making happy. And that's all television and movies is about 99% of the time: Most cash for least expense.
And if you need any explanation for the state of "entertainment", you need go no further.
Exactly why we need antitrust proceedings to break up all of these media monopolies, and soon, as I've said before.