On the last page of this Time interview, Neil Gaiman expresses his exasperation with Hollywood executives:
NG: Yes. It really is this thing of executives loving the smell of their own urine and urinating on things. And then more execs come in, and they urinate. And then the next round. By the end, they have this thing which just smells like pee, and nobody likes it.
Gaiman was talking about movie scripts.