Email Correspondence with Jonathan Lynn - 2003

The following is the transcription of email correspondence between the site owner and Jonathan Lynn, the director, screenwriter and co-story creator of Clue, the Movie.


Email #1 from Site Owner to Jonathan Lynn:

From: Michael Akers ([email protected])
Date: Monday, July 21, 2003 8:16 PM
To: Jonathan Lynn
Subject: CLUE - jonathanlynn.com

Hi!

I'm not sure who is getting this email, but first let me say that I am an admirer of Mr. Lynn's work! I was very excited to run across jonathanlynn.com.

I was hoping that somebody might be of assistance to me.

First - I have a collection of nearly 300 different Clue items (everything from the games and books to the movie memorabilia). I catalog my website at http://www.TheArtofMurder.com . I noticed that your website has a few links to other prominent Clue websites. I would be honored if you would consider adding mine as there is quite a large section on the movie.

Second - I have autographed photos of nearly all the prominent persons in the movie Clue, but lack one of Mr. Lynn. I search eBay often, but have never run across one. Is there any chance you might point me in the right direction of how to obtain one?

Third and Lastly (a long shot, I'm sure!) In my collection I have what I believe are a second, third, and shooting draft of the movie script. I find them to be totally fascinating and really enjoy discovering the differences of each. I would kill (pun intended) to get my hands on a first draft copy. Any thoughts on the reality of this?

Thanks so much,

Michael Akers (New York)

P.S. I'm really looking forward to the release of The Fighting Temptations!


Response #1 from Jonathan Lynn's Agent's Assistant

From: Kamins, Asst.
Date: Monday, July 21, 2003 9:39 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: PHOTO OF JONATHAN LYNN

Michael,

Per your request, Jonathan Lynn has asked me to send you an autographed picture. Where should I send it?

Please advise.

Sincerely,

Alex Vouvalides
Office of Ken Kamins


Email #2 from Site Owner to Jonathan Lynn's Agent's Assistant

From: Michael Akers ([email protected])
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 6:56 PM
To: Kamins, Asst.
Subject: Re: PHOTO OF JONATHAN LYNN

Thank you so much for the email! I'm very excitied about it.

Would you please send it to my workplace (my apartment mail tends to get lost) at:

Michael Akers
Address Deleted From Transcript

Many thanks to you for your time. My thanks to Mr. Lynn as well.

Sincerely,
Michael Akers


Response #2 from Jonathan Lynn's Web Designer

From: Tinna Corlin, tecdezign
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 1:06 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: jonathanlynn.com

Hi!

I'm the web designer of jonathanlynn.com. After receiving your e-mail, Jonathan Lynn asked me to add a link to your site (great Clue site, by the way :). I just wanted to let you know that I've added the link. It would be great if you could add a link to www.jonathanlynn.com to your site.

Best regards,

Tinna Elfstrand Corlin
Webdesigner


Email #3 from Site Owner to Jonathan Lynn's Web Designer

From: Michael Akers ([email protected])
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:22 PM
To: Tinna Corlin, tecdezign
Subject: Re: jonathanlynn.com

Tinna,

Thank you for the email. I am truly very excited to see my link on Mr. Lynn's website - I am quite an admirerer of his work. (By the way, I think you did a fantastic job on his site!)

I wanted to let you know that I have, indeed, added a link to jonathanlynn.com on my site as well!

Sincerely,
Michael Akers
(New York)



Response #3 from Jonathan Lynn

From: Jonathan Lynn
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003 2:55 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: CLUE - jonathanlynn.com

Dear Michael

Thank you for your enthusiastic email. I have asked my agent to send you a signed photo, as you requested. I have also asked my website designer to link to yours.

I canít imagine how you got second, third and shooting drafts of the movie. Iím impressed. You are obviously a diligent and determined collector. Iím sorry I canít help you with the first draft, but I donít think I have anything except the shooting draft.

I hope you enjoy The Fighting Temptations. Tell your friends to go on the first week-end!

Thank you, and best wishes

Jonathan Lynn


Response #4 from Jonathan Lynn

From: Jonathan Lynn
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003 3:44 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Links

Michael:

I forgot. My website designer asked if you would create a link from your website to jonathanlynn.com

Jonathan


Email #4 from Site Owner to Jonathan Lynn:

From: Michael Akers ([email protected])
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:15 PM
To: Jonathan Lynn
Subject: Re: Links

Absolutely! - I added your website link right away to my site. And thank you so much for the photo. I'm very excited to receive it!

All My Best,

Michael Akers
(New York)

www.TheArtofMurder.com


www.TheArtofMurder.com