Davey, Donna

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Davey, Donna

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1940-

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Donna Davey, writer, director, and producer, was born in Toronto on 22 July 1940. She was educated at the University of Toronto and studied theatre and acting at the Ken Gass Theatre Lab in 1961-1962. She worked in advertising from 1963 to 1967 before beginning her career in film as a field producer/director with the CBC in 1970 and was a production assistant and assistant director for TV Ontario from 1970 to 1973. Davey created her own company, Preece Productions, in 1974, which was later renamed Davey Productions after her maiden name. She has written, directed and produced numerous programs that have aired on VISION TV, CBC, TVO and other stations. Among her productions, "Helen Lucas ... her journey - our journey," was awarded the Gold Plaque for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival while "Locked in - locked out" won the Golden Sheaf in Canada and Special Jury Award from Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago. Her other productions include "Michele Landsberg ... iron in her soul" and "The story of Job & family business," among others.

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2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2018/07/16 KCP. Added dates.

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