This is why you keep a backup of important documents.
It’s easy to blame him for not working digitally or backing up his important files, but at the same time, this is an 80 year old who has a set way of working. This is very sad, and not his fault. Fuck thievery.
Oh man. I can't imagine how painful that must feel darn it. I hope he gets them back somehow. Poor guy
*ONE copy of the final script.*
If the thief was smart, he'd photocopy all the documents and mail them to a select audience. The Director would get all his notes back and the thief would have proof his stash was genuine, raising the sale price to whatever unscrupulous buyer is out there.
Ah I feel for him. This happened to me twice. It's creatively devastating.
As someone who has stored story ideas and various research notes for the last 8 years of my life, to have it stolen or missing would crush me. hopefully he saved something SOMEWHERE that he forgot about and he can continue it.
It's 2018, If you don't digitally back it up online then you asking for it