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Hammer Archives its Scripts

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Hammer Archives its ScriptsIt’s great to live in an era when one of the greatest studios to ever unleash mass amounts of horror to the masses is enjoying a resurgence by kicking some ass once again. That being said, Hammer is also looking to preserve its past for the future.

According to Deadline the British horror studio Hammer has chosen the Cinema And Television History (CATH) Research Centre at the UK’s Leicester De Montfort University to house its script archive.

The CATH center will catalogue and curate a collection that includes screenplays from most of the studio’s film and TV productions from 1947-1990 along with extensive corporate paperwork, correspondence and other ephemera. This is the first time the archive will be opened to public research and study. Last month, Hammer announced a global restoration project for its library of films in partnership with Studiocanal, Pinewood and other international players and with the participation of 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros and Paramount. The studio was founded in 1934 and has produced such films as Frankenstein Created Woman, The Plague Of The Zombies, The Witches and The Mummy.

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