The Joyce Fierro reader reports span the years 1973-1980 and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection
contains story synopses and reader reports prepared by Fierro based on material submitted to 20th Century-
Fox. The reader reports provide story synopses and analysis of the production viability for a wide range
of potential source materials. They are an important preliminary step in the process studios use to
select new properties from the large number of dramatic and literary submissions they receive. The
reports are based on screenplays, novels, treatments, and magazine articles. Most contain at minimum a
brief synopsis accompanied by a page of comments and suggestions. The material is arranged
chronologically, with some two dozen files each holding around 50 to 60 reports.
Joyce Fierro is an American writer and story analyst. She wrote for episodic television in the early
1960s and worked in the story department as a reader for 20th Century-Fox during the 1970s.
2 linear feet of papers.
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