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Scribble to Screen Hits the Savannah Film Festival

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It’s our first time at the Savannah Film Festival, and we really couldn’t be more excited about bringing our Scribble to Screen panel and exhibit to such a fantastic celebration of film. We showcased some gems from the Library and Archive–including two scripts from our Billy Wilder personal collection, William Cameron Menzies’ 1933 illustrated screenplay of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and our copy of Lawrence Kasdan’s handwritten draft of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK–for a fun exhibit at the lobby of the Lucas Theatre.

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Savannah College of Art and Design students pored over THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK notes as well as our collection of animation and video games scripts. Film fans in town from both coasts marveled over the SUNSET BOULEVARD and DOUBLE INDEMNITY scripts and ALICE IN WONDERLAND book (“Can we really touch it?” was the most overheard phrase all weekend).

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[THE WOLFPACK director Crystal Moselle (right) and producer Megan Delaney soak in some screenwriting tips from our archive]

Alongside the exhibit, we also hosted a fun Scribble to Screen panel with BOB’S BURGERS writers/producers Holly Schlesinger and Nora Smith at the SCAD Museum of Art Theatre. The two spoke to a sold-out crowd about the process of writing episodes from the show’s sixth season, from the structure of joke pods to hilarious Standards and Practices notes. The audience was treated to a glimpse into scenes from the upcoming episode “The Horse Rider-er” and learned the staff’s internal name for the town where the Belcher’s live: Seymour’s Bay. Two lucky SCAD students also went home with a copy of Final Draft 9 after answering BOB’S BURGERS trivia questions.

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A huge thank you to the team at the Savannah Film Festival and Final Draft for making this Scribble to Screen series a memorable one!