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Norman Jewison archives on display at U of T

Canadian director Norman Jewison’s prized mementoes, including the screenplay for “The Statement,” production photos from “Fiddler on the Roof” and wardrobe notes from “Moonstruck,” are on display at his alma mater, the University of Toronto.

The exhibition – at the E.J. Pratt Library at U of T’s Victoria University from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7 – is part of a permanent Norman Jewison archive being established at the university.

The official opening of the archive was to take place Thursday with an evening ceremony attended by the acclaimed director.

“It’s the only collection of Norman Jewison archives in the country,” Robert Brandeis, chief librarian at Victoria University, said in an interview.

The archive includes over 1,600 photographs and publicity materials, correspondence, marked-up shooting scripts, performer negotiations and business records primarily for films directed or produced by Jewison between 1975 and 2003.

Brandeis said they approached the 82-year-old filmmaker three years ago and asked him if they could preserve the items from his production offices and home to make them available to students and researchers interested in film and media studies.

“There’s some really magnificent things in the collection,” said Brandeis.

“The ones that I’m particularly fond of are the shooting scripts which contain his original diagrams of how he wants the actors to move and where he wants them to be posed.”

Jewison, whose other prominent films include “The Hurricane” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” was born in Toronto and attended Victoria University, where he was installed as chancellor in 2004.

His films have won multiple Oscars and he’s also received several Academy Award nominations for best director.

In 1999, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He’s also been made a Companion of the Order of Canada and has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Jewison has also been an ardent supporter of Canadian artists.

“The power of our arts is the essence of Canada; artists are our most precious commodity because we supply the images and the words through which we see and understand ourselves as a people,” he said earlier this summer in an address to graduates at Ryerson University.

“It’s time to show the world we have more to offer than hockey and pulp and paper, oil and minerals and poutine.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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Norman Jewison archives on display at U of T

Canadian director Norman Jewison’s prized mementoes, including the screenplay for “The Statement,” production photos from “Fiddler on the Roof” and wardrobe notes from “Moonstruck,” are on display at his alma mater, the University of Toronto.

The exhibition – at the E.J. Pratt Library at U of T’s Victoria University from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7 – is part of a permanent Norman Jewison archive being established at the university.

The official opening of the archive was to take place Thursday with an evening ceremony attended by the acclaimed director.

“It’s the only collection of Norman Jewison archives in the country,” Robert Brandeis, chief librarian at Victoria University, said in an interview.

The archive includes over 1,600 photographs and publicity materials, correspondence, marked-up shooting scripts, performer negotiations and business records primarily for films directed or produced by Jewison between 1975 and 2003.

Brandeis said they approached the 82-year-old filmmaker three years ago and asked him if they could preserve the items from his production offices and home to make them available to students and researchers interested in film and media studies.

“There’s some really magnificent things in the collection,” said Brandeis.

“The ones that I’m particularly fond of are the shooting scripts which contain his original diagrams of how he wants the actors to move and where he wants them to be posed.”

Jewison, whose other prominent films include “The Hurricane” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” was born in Toronto and attended Victoria University, where he was installed as chancellor in 2004.

His films have won multiple Oscars and he’s also received several Academy Award nominations for best director.

In 1999, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He’s also been made a Companion of the Order of Canada and has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Jewison has also been an ardent supporter of Canadian artists.

“The power of our arts is the essence of Canada; artists are our most precious commodity because we supply the images and the words through which we see and understand ourselves as a people,” he said earlier this summer in an address to graduates at Ryerson University.

“It’s time to show the world we have more to offer than hockey and pulp and paper, oil and minerals and poutine.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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Headline, Industry News

Norman Jewison archives on display at U of T

Canadian director Norman Jewison’s prized mementoes, including the screenplay for “The Statement,” production photos from “Fiddler on the Roof” and wardrobe notes from “Moonstruck,” are on display at his alma mater, the University of Toronto.

The exhibition – at the E.J. Pratt Library at U of T’s Victoria University from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7 – is part of a permanent Norman Jewison archive being established at the university.

The official opening of the archive was to take place Thursday with an evening ceremony attended by the acclaimed director.

“It’s the only collection of Norman Jewison archives in the country,” Robert Brandeis, chief librarian at Victoria University, said in an interview.

The archive includes over 1,600 photographs and publicity materials, correspondence, marked-up shooting scripts, performer negotiations and business records primarily for films directed or produced by Jewison between 1975 and 2003.

Brandeis said they approached the 82-year-old filmmaker three years ago and asked him if they could preserve the items from his production offices and home to make them available to students and researchers interested in film and media studies.

“There’s some really magnificent things in the collection,” said Brandeis.

“The ones that I’m particularly fond of are the shooting scripts which contain his original diagrams of how he wants the actors to move and where he wants them to be posed.”

Jewison, whose other prominent films include “The Hurricane” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” was born in Toronto and attended Victoria University, where he was installed as chancellor in 2004.

His films have won multiple Oscars and he’s also received several Academy Award nominations for best director.

In 1999, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He’s also been made a Companion of the Order of Canada and has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Jewison has also been an ardent supporter of Canadian artists.

“The power of our arts is the essence of Canada; artists are our most precious commodity because we supply the images and the words through which we see and understand ourselves as a people,” he said earlier this summer in an address to graduates at Ryerson University.

“It’s time to show the world we have more to offer than hockey and pulp and paper, oil and minerals and poutine.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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