As a producer, it obviously important to be well informed of the happenings of the industry. If there’s any one person who has been able to consistantly keep me informed, it’s Army Archerd.
On any given day, just by reading his column I know who’s where, who’s gone, who’s new, who’s old, who had lunch, who’s on a diet, who did what, who didn’t, and who’s on first. On a few occasions, he’s even written a few things about me before I knew them. But that’s okay, since he always spells my name right.
Truth be told, I’m an Army Archerd junkie, and I never feel quite right until I’ve had my fix (don’t even ask me about weekends). I read a lot. Reams of paper cross my desk every day. I get a lot of scripts, I get a lot of contracts, budgets and so much more. Some of the things are good, some make me angry, and some scare me greatly, but in all of that paper, in fact in all of the English language, I am never so upset as when I am forced to read these five horrible words–“Army Archerd is on vacation.”