Fonds C 103
54 film reels
1 audio reel
Fonds consists of film production elements created by clients of Northern Motion Picture Laboratories, which were left in their vault by filmmakers. The records were created by a range of clients such as the Government of Ontario, private film makers, industry and special interest groups. Film production elements are created as a result of the film making process, and include film negatives, cutting copies, work prints, A&B rolls, master sound tracks, and release prints.
Included are films related to housing and community development such as "A Brighter Tomorrow," "Progress Unlimited" and "Blueprint for a City." Examples of films related to government functions and programs include a commercial for a federal DREE (Department of Regional Economic Expansion) project in Thunder Bay, "Representative of the People," and "Ontario A La Carte".
Other films include "The Opening of the new Woodbine Race Track" and "Ontario at Expo '67." Also included is "CNE Network," a documentary about the first colour television network in Canada, set up on the CNE grounds during the 1964 exhibition. The film contains excerpts from the daily broadcasts of the network as well as footage from behind the scenes, from the studio and mobile units. "Labrador Journey," which chronicles Dr. J.S. Wishart's visit by airplane and boat to Labrador in 1936, was transferred to videotape in 1986 by the National Archives of Canada and is available for viewing.
The Northern Motion Picture Laboratories, Limited was a Toronto-based company involved in the production, editing, recording, printing and processing of motion pictures and still photographs, as well as the distribution of photographic supplies, equipment and sound recordings.
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Accession numbers 16587, 16680.
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