Damien on… The Producers
Thanks to Hollywood’s unions, actors – and particularly writers – now have far more creative control over their work than in times past. And as a writer m’self, I obviously applaud that trend.
However, it does make the opening credits of most US TV shows look RIDICULOUS. You get a Producer. Then two more Producers. Then three Executive Producers. Then a Line Producer, a Consulting Producer, a Supervising Producer, a Series Producer and various Co-Producers. And finally an “Executive In Charge Of Production” – isn’t that just another bloody PRODUCER???
I once counted FIFTEEN of the buggers. By the time they’d all been credited, there was hardly any time left for the friggin’ PROGRAMME!