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Joe D'Alessandro Film Script Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-345

Scope and Contents

This collection includes scripts, storyboards, and visual effects breakdowns for films from the career of camera operator and cinematographer Joe D'Alessandro. Many of the scripts are drafts, and some include production schedules at the end of the script. Projects span a wide range of genre, and also range from low-budget independent films to high-production blockbusters. Some notable scripts included in the collection are drafts of The Hudsucker Proxy, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Patriot, and The Blindside.


  • Creation: 1992-2009, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 University of North Carolina at Wilmington, all rights reserved (subject to exceptions). Certain items in this collections were conveyed to UNCW without the accompanying copyright. Where the donor did not convey copyright to UNCW, copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Joe D'Alessandro was born in Rochester, NY in 1958. He has worked in film for over thirty years in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas, advancing from grip, to assitant camera man, to director of photography, camera operator, and cinematographer for projects ranging from shorts to blockbusters. He worked as a camera operator on many notable films, including The Secret Life of Bees, The Blindside, and The Hunger Games.


1.7 Linear Feet (Contains 4 document boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically by date.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Joe D'Alessandro in 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lauren Fulcher in November 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository