Sadly, this man is destined to be given authority over people.
It's EVEN WORSE with novels.
I feel his pain.
I know how he feels. I had this great idea about a guy who gets superpowers somehow and starts beating uopo people, but no one seemed to be interested. Then Marvel stole it for the Hulk.
This fellow is a prime example of how just "having the idea" isn't worth a damn. You gotta put in the effort and time to create the content.That's why the "I had the idea first" people mildly bug me. It's like, yeah you had the same idea but what did you DO with it?
Tried to get a bunch of people on board, got sneered at by those people for a dumb idea that would never work, then watched as they were first in line for it when someone else did the exact thing I mentioned. It's at the point where I'm giving people who tell me an idea is stupid an "IOU one slap when you buy this from someone else" card.Even if you can be 2 or 3 of the things needed to make something happen, it's a very rare person that can be all of it at a professional level. You need someone else at some point of the creative process if you want something that will actually be worth asking money for.
And someone to write the script. Don't forget that.
I think there probably is some word for the position he's talking about, but it would require him to have a whole lot of money. Like with movies we call them producers. When you just pay a bunch of talented individuals to make a movie to your specifications.
You need a lettterer.