Oscar Screeners Origin

It’s a privilege only a select few know: the dingy envelope, the annoying watermark, the prestigious movies that can be watched comfortably at home. The coveted Oscar screeners.

Screeners have been a staple of the Academy Awards circuit for decades now, but does anyone know how it started? It turns out it all began with a desperate filmmaker, a chaotic distributor, and some free VHS rentals.

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