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Guide to the Sean Clark Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1996-1999
Creator: Clark, Sean
Extent: .75 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0508
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Scripts for the television program, Early Edition, and drafts of a yet to be produced screenplay.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials.

Acquisition: Sean Clark donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Sean Clark Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

Patrick Sean Clark received his B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1982. He earned his MFA in playwriting at the University of Iowa. While still a student he won the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, as well as the American College Theatre Festival's National Student Playwriting Award, and the David Library Award.
 
Clark has been associated with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed television programs of the past decade. He wrote for shows such as Northern Exposure and The Commish and worked as a story editor on Coach and Evening Shade. He was a consulting producer on Sirens and Sliders and was a supervising producer on Early Edition.
 
In addition to his work for television, he has written several plays and screenplays. Sean Clark is currently the director of the Graduate Screenwriting Program at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

The papers of Sean Clark consist of television scripts and screenplays that he wrote between 1996 and 1999. The scripts were written for the CBS television program, Early Edition. One script for that series, written by Carla Kettner, is also included in this collection. There are also drafts of his screenplay, Black Irish, which has been optioned but not yet produced.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: EARLY EDITION
Series 2: SCREENPLAYS BY SEAN CLARK

  • Series 1: EARLY EDITION
  • Sub-Series: Production and release schedules, market share reports, etc.
  • Box 1:
  • Production and release schedules, market share reports, etc. - 1998-1999
  • Sub-Series: Scripts
  • Box 1:
  • Production Number [--]. "Afterlife" or "The Wrong Goodbye" by Carla Kettner. Outline, January 25 - 1999
  • Sub-Series: Scripts by Sean Clark: Production Number 308. "Deadline"
  • Box 1:
  • Producer's draft, September 28 - 1998
  • Revised producer's draft, September 29 - 1998
  • Sub-Series: Scripts by Sean Clark: Production Number 313. "The Last Untouchable"
  • Box 1:
  • Holograph draft
  • Outline
  • Outline with holograph revisions
  • Typescript drafts (2 copies)
  • Production draft, November 23 - 1998
  • Casting lists
  • Sub-Series: Scripts by Sean Clark: Production Number 319: "Crumb Again?"
  • Box 1:
  • Untitled holograph draft outline
  • Untitled outline (2 copies)
  • Untitled holograph draft outline
  • Typescript draft with holograph revisions
  • Later typescript draft
  • Production draft, February 23 - 1999
  • Sub-Series: Scripts by Sean Clark: Production Number 322. "Play It Again, Sammo"
  • Box 1:
  • Correspondence - 1999
  • Holograph outline with corrections and revisions
  • Outline with holograph revisions
  • Outline with holograph revisions
  • Outline with holograph revisions
  • Outline (2 copies)
  • Holograph draft with an incomplete photocopy
  • Typescript draft
  • Box 2:
  • Production draft, March 30 - 1999
  • Production draft with holograph corrections and revisions, March 30 - 1999
  • Incomplete production draft with holograph revisions
  • Production draft with revisions, March 30 - 1999
  • Opening credits
  • Series 2: SCREENPLAYS BY SEAN CLARK
  • Box 2:
  • Black Irish, August 6 - 1996
  • Black Shamrock, (later reverted to the title, Black Irish) March 14 - 1997