After months of preproduction, we have moved into production on 100 Million Stories, our documentary about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We started with two local shoots.
First, we went to Direct Mail Services and talked to its owner, Ann Staup. Direct Mail Services has been working with the Imagination Library since 1996 and currently mails out more than 1 million books for the Imagination Library every month.
Next, we sat down with Jinx Watson, from the Imagination Library’s Blue Ribbon Selection Committee. Watson, who is a retired University of Tennessee information sciences professor, has been helping to pick the books included in the library since 2000.
Along with these shoots, we have started planning numerous upcoming shoots, including at the Library of Congress and the American Printing House for the Blind.