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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)

Whether it’s fuelled by a reaction to the ubiquity of technology, or a love of nostalgia aspiring to the clickety-clack cool of such typewriter bangers as Hemingway or John Lennon, the clunky word processors of a bygone era are making a comeback, and perhaps, never went away.
March 1, 2013

MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE

Partners: Produced by Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson and distributed by Janson Media

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

In 2010, filmmakers Gary Nicholson and Christopher Lockett happened upon an article in tech bible Wired –”The Last Generation of Typewriter Repairmen.” Thinking it would make a great subject for a doc, the men embarked on a search for those still enamored with the “portable printing press,” even in the Age of the iPad. Whether it’s fuelled by a reaction to the ubiquity of technology, or a love of nostalgia aspiring to the clickety-clack cool of such typewriter bangers as Hemingway or John Lennon, the clunky word processors of a bygone era are making a comeback, and perhaps, never went away. Now Liquid Paper, on the other hand…

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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