Fan Experience Expert

Catherine R. Lester

As a diehard Oscar fan devoted to guiding others through an enriching Academy Awards experience, Catherine’s books are the first to give fans the inside scoop to golden opportunities. She’s researched and validated Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ offerings to film fans, and shares all in her book series to educate movie goers, filmmakers and creatives.

She’s also an avid bullet journaler who has produced several one-of-a-kind bujos. Each bujo is designed to capture personal, professional and corporate highlights. Her most recent bullet journal creation – Life’s Extraordinary Acts and Feats (l.e.a.f) – is destined to be on Oprah’s List of Favorite Things one day.

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Oscar Season

Learn the three phases, when it starts, and what to do. See the journey movies take when vying for an Academy Award.

Oscar Week

Get in the same room with Academy Award nominees without a formal invitation and for next to nothing.

Oscar Night

Create a star-studded evening by using this step-by-step guide that takes your Academy Awards experience to a new level.

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A Bona Fide Academy Awards Fan Experience

Catherine has researched, studied and validated A.M.P.A.S.’s public offerings, and shares tips and best practices, straight from Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, to those who yearn for more than one night of fanfare. Check out her Fan Experience playlist on YouTube.

A Bona Fide Academy Awards Fan Experience

Book Series for Academy Awards Fans

The only tell-all guides for Oscar Fans

Academy Awards Excitement

Academy Awards fans who want to celebrate Oscar night right can elevate their viewing experience using this unofficial guide. Watching the Academy Awards is great on its own merit, but that fun only lasts a few hours. This “how-to” guide takes readers on a journey of current Oscar-nominated films and it contains step-by-step instructions on how to make this the best award season ever.

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Explore Oscar Season

Readers will discover when the Oscar buzz begins well before Academy Award nominations are announced. You will learn about the three phases of Oscar Season, when it starts, and what to do. Movie goers and movie makers will learn how films vie for an Academy Award, and will be well informed about Academy Award eligibility and guidelines.

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Experience Oscar Week

Oscar Week is a series of public events featuring nominees in select categories, and it’s the closest movie fans will ever get to an authentic Academy Awards experience. This book is for Oscar fans and independent filmmakers who want to be a part of the action but don’t have the clout or credentials to score an Academy Awards invitation.

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Bullet Journals

The easiest and most enriching way to capture life events.

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Lectures and Workshops

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    Explore Oscar Season

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    Do Oscar Night Right

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    Create a Powerful BuJo

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