Today I got the emailed letter from Laemmle theatres confirming that Gone Fishing screened in LA – this is needed for the application to the Oscars. A copy has been forwarded to AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and you can read the letter here is you are interested. Now we need to fill out the Oscars application form too, a copy of which is here (again for those interested).
Producer Ivan Clements also suggested we supply a 35mm print for screening to the Academy, and not a DVD – this will mean that Gone Fishing must be screened in a theatre for judging, and can’t just be viewed at home. Of course, I hope that does not mean that some people who need to see it, just don’t get to see it as they don’t make the screenings. We need to look into this further.
The BAFTA’s are looming too, and we will need to make our application for the 2009 awards between 1st Sept and 31st Oct. You can read their full rules and regs here.
We are making final arrangements for the Kodak Awards, the main award being an audience award, and so it would be great to see you all there. More on this in the coming days.
Onwards and upward!