I believe this is the 25th year I have written this Thanksgiving, as in the first year of The Hot Button, I was maxed at 250 words (maybe even a character count). And with all the ups and downs of life, I still find myself grateful every year. When this all started online in 1997, my guess is that I would have ended or been ended at Entertainment Weekly within a year or two. I was not what they wanted, really. And I am too stubborn. But the late great Andy Jones found me at ShoWest and recruited me and roughcut.com paid me nicely to do a weekly online. After my father passed, I decided to do what I wanted, which was the daily column, which was the first of its kind. There were no blogs. There were no online newsletters. Just Army Archer’s daily gossip sheet in Variety.
David, I’ve followed you since Movie City News and I had Movieline International. All in all I agree with you more than not. I do respect your determination to be a voice in our industry just as I relate to distribution and exhibition. May you continue along your career path ￼with much success. Keep in touch.
I’ve enjoyed your annual Thanksgiving piece for what seems like decades. And thanks for putting a smile on my face with the hat tip to Andy Jones. After all these years, he’s still greatly missed. Best to you and yours.