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Whitney started a film journal in 2001. She took all of the notes she'd scribbled on scrap pieces of paper, napkins, and drink coasters, and organized them into specific sections in a red, three ring binder. The journal has followed Whitney all over the United States and Europe.
It is the perfect symbol of Whitney's allegiance and preoccupation with filmmaking.

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"Contributive, not competitive" "Promising - but - unproven"

Sections in the Journal:

IDEAS ~ concepts, jumping off points, spring-board titles, new stories, books to adapt, themes/topics, word/phrases to use, scenes, characters, names, things to add in films, locations.

INSPIRATION ~ "movies I wish I made", "things that make me laugh", quotes, songs/music.

MUSIC

NOTES ~ notes from films I've seen; notes from film festivals; film terms; tips; notes from books, newspapers, television; organizations and companies to remember; potential financiers; list of oscar winners, directors/filmmakers, composers.

PEOPLE ~ contacts, local filmmakers, Hollywood executives, female directors, Emersonians, notes from lectures and guest speakers,

ACTORS ~ actors I've worked with/actors to remember/actors I would like to work with

MOVIES TO SEE

WHAT-EVER ~ thoughts, who I gave my business card to, film related web sites, "why I want to be a director", "things to do when I make it", notes from internship at Boston Casting

FRONT POCKET ~ coasters, business cards, notes, newspaper clippings, a note from Rob Todd (film professor), etc.

BACK POCKET ~ inspiring pictures, notes, "industry guide", contact list, etc.