Men In Black Director Uses ScanSnap to Crush Screenwriters

Men In Black Director Uses ScanSnap to Crush Screenwriters

The whole scanner-replacing-fax idea is certainly nothing new, but I enjoyed this article in Esquire by Barry Sonnenfeld, who is a TV producer and the director of Men In Black.

Instead of relying on faxes, he can now “efficiently harass writers from anywhere, at any time”:

My method of working is to scribble thoughts on the pages of all these various scripts and then send them back to the writers. The note they dread the most is a circled joke or a scratch through lines of dialogue with a huge “DB,” which means “do better.” I used to send these notes via fax, but thanks to the latest in digital technology, I no longer need a fax machine to do so (and just as important, the writers don’t have to be at a fax machine to receive them).

Sonnenfeld goes on to do a mini-review of the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510, its smaller cousin the S300, and the Xerox Travel Scanner 100.

His conclusion? For the travelling scanning mogul, the S300 is the way to go.

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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