Fonds C 103

Northern Motion Picture Laboratories fonds

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Northern Motion Picture Laboratories fonds
Dates of Creation
1936-1978, predominant 1974-1977
Physical Description

54 film reels

1 audio reel

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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Northern Motion Picture Laboratories

Restrictions on Access
No access restrictions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright primarily held by the creator. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material was donated to the Archives of Ontario in two accessions in 1985 by Stanley Clemson.
Availability of Other Formats

Some fillms are available as DVD or CD reference copies or as digital files that will be made available upon request.

Title based on immediate source of acquisition.

Former Codes

Accession numbers 16587, 16680.

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