Did we share or not share a common vision or set of goals?
Most people appeared to share the vision of creating success - but differed in the way they wished to achieve their goals from me - which is understandable because everyone comes from different backgrounds, experiences, possessing different skillsets ie. we're all unique. But further discussion tended to reveal an overall reluctancy to reach a compromise (even when communication seemed to favour a potential partnership) in order to move forward or a fear of risk-taking, yet were hoping to miraculously team up with someone without a 'well thought-out' framework from which to work from.
Professionalism and Experience in the field?
Most of these potential collaborators seemed only out for what they could get ie. One-sided
OR didn't know how to conduct themselves in a personable yet professional manner
OR were instantaneously put off when clarity was asked for regarding their intent / approach to potentially collaborating as a project partner,
Where are people in their personal development?
Some people are very well-rounded individuals who know who they are and what they want in terms of creativity and business, being experienced practitioners in the field of Theatre, Music, Film or Art. This wasn't the case when communicating with the most recent batch of potential collaborators.
In the end, it's all about plausible chemistry and trust when creating projects / collaborations. People need to be able to share a common vision or set of goals, having or developing professionalism and experience in the field and it's also each persons' responsibility to work on their own personal development as well as use their own initiative.