This comes from Ronald D. Moore, the showrunner — chief producer, chief writer, and overall conceiver — of the Battlestar Galactica TV series (not the original 1970s version, but the 2004 remake, surely the best science fiction TV show ever, and for my money one of the best TV shows of any kind).
Moore said, early on (according to an oral history of the show), telling his team about an important sci-fi TV producer he’d worked with in the past: “Everything he says you have to do, we’re not going to do. And everything he says to never do, we’re going to do.”
Or words to that effect. Take this with as many grains of salt as you’d like, but…by saying it he helped free the creativity of everyone he worked with, and that’s one reason why the show was so good.
How often do we hear anything like that in classical music?