John Badham has been directing television and movies for a long time, and has some great films to his credit (WarGames, Saturday Night Fever). Here he lists some wonderful advice on dealing with the talent--a resource that can make or break your movie.
Quotes from some very famous names are also cited, supporting each point Badham makes. The whole thing is entertaining and very valuable to any filmmaker, no matter what budget is available.
My favorite quote comes from actor Martin Sheen: “If a director is not confident, it spreads like a virus on a set...If you have a lack of confidence in your pilot, you don’t want to get on the plane. And it’s the same with a director.”