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Bernard Zukerman fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Moving images
- Sound recording
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Dates of creation area
- Zukerman, Bernard, 1943-
Physical description area
7.66 m of textual records
ca. 200 photographs
74 video cassettes : VHS, Betacam
3 audio cassettes
1 film reel
1 computer disk (90 MB)
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Name of creator
Bernard Zukerman is an investigative journalist, documentary and feature film maker. He was born in 1943, and he is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Zukerman joined CBC Television in 1973 to develop story ideas for the dramatic series, "For the Record" before joining CBC Winnipeg's Current Affairs Department. In 1975, he returned to Toronto to become producer of the "5th Estate". In 1981 as Senior Editor of CBC's "Journal", he created the programme's documentary unit. Zukerman left the "Journal" to join CBC's Drama Department where his mandate was to develop Canadian dramas that drew on his experience as an investigative journalist and documentarian. His films have won numerous Gemini Awards including awards for "And Then You Die", "Skate!" and "The Squamish Five". "Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher" (1990) won five Gemini Awards and was the most watched entertainment program of the year as well as being the first foreign program ever sold to an American network. Other films, such as "Conspiracy of Silence" and "Million Dollars Babies" have similarly appeared on television in both Canada and the United States. His other films included "Dieppe"(1994), "Million Dollar Babies" (1994), "Net Worth" (1995), "The Sleep Room" (1998) and "Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story" (2001).
Scope and content
Fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, screen plays, draft notes, shot lists, cast lists, crew lists, shooting schedules and other material created and/or accumulated by Zukerman in his work as a producer. Fonds also includes copies of scripts sent to Zukerman for his consideration and personal records including diaries, income tax records and other material.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Bernard Zukerman in 2000 and 2003.
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Script of material
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Restrictions on access
Some restrictions on access apply. Files containing personal income tax information, sensitive financial information and artists' contracts are closed until after the death of the donor. Specifically the following files in accession 2003-010 are closed: Box 001 (01), (25)-(26), (28)-(31), (44), Box 002 (04)-(06), (09), (15), (17), (42), Box 003 (05), (15), Box 005 (14)-(18), Box 007 (42), (44), Box 010 (45), Box 011 (19)-(20).
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2000-014, 2003-010. Further accruals are expected.
Some material is located off-site and requests for access must be made in advance of your visit to the archives.
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- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Subject)
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
2002/04/09 Marie-Josee Levesque:. (Creation)
2002/04/09 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/15 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals. Removed note re: supplied title.
2003/05/07 Sean Smith. Updated fonds level description to include 2003-010
2003/05/07 Sean Smith. Revised biographical sketch.
2003/05/08 Sean Smith. Added links to series descriptions.
2003/08/13 Ken Hernden. Updated immediate source acquisition and biographical sketch.
2004/04/19 Dubeau.. Documented access restrictions on files in 2003-010 accession.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/06/25 Noam R. Fixed dates.
2018/07/16 KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.