The Oscar Gods Know I Exist…


So my film continues to do well. recently we received a letter from the Script Librarian (Mr. Walsh) at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences aka The Oscars, asking to put the film into their permanent core collection:

“The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is interested in acquiring a copy of the transcript or dialogue list for the documentary THE TYPEWRITER (IN THE 21ST CENTURY) for the permanent Core Collection.  The transcripts in our collection are made accessible for research purposes only; students, filmmakers and writers are among our regular patrons.  As a research library, we do not allow materials to circulate; they may only be studied inside the reading room.  Also, we forbid any photocopying of such materials.”

Wow. Everything I have done up to this point in film has just been validated for me. I am hear for a reason and the universe has opened up and given me a sign that the best has yet to come.

Here is the link to the film listed in their catalog:  The Typewriter

LA Times Review of My Film

The LA Times reviewed our film today. Overall it was a good review. I also wanted more naysayers in the film, but we had a hard time finding any. I think the reason being because this machine has been, for the most part, out of the public eye so there was no reason to expect a comparison to happen naturally. We did talk to a few screenwriters, but even they fell immediately into their remembrance and appreciation for the machine. Asked if they would use it today, they said these days it was more difficult. Even they appreciated it for what it was.

You can read the full reveiew here:,0,7605527.story