You always hear about how Actors Like Tobey Mcguire like a script but he can't act in it because he is doing Spiderman, so they get Edward Norton to instead, but Tobey goes on as a producer and funds the project instead.
How come this never happens with film composers? Why do we always sit around and wait for the Directors to come to us with scripts? Shouldn't we as artists always be on the look out for a script that would allow us to make the best possible connection between picture and sound?
Let's say you come with a great theme that sounds like a shark coming at you(jaws) what if you went and found a script with a shark and presented that to 20th century Fox?
I'm just thinking out loud, but it seems to me that since music is the most influential part of a movie along with acting, that we as composers should be able to have as much control over a movie as an actor.