Fonds F0188 - Keith Ross Leckie fonds

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Keith Ross Leckie fonds

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ca. 13.7 m of textual records
ca. 658 photographs
108 video cassettes
9 DVDs
4 film reels
2 audio cassettes
1 audio reel
7 compact discs
1 computer disk

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Keith Ross Leckie, writer and director, was born in Toronto, Canada on 26 April 1952 and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute with a Photo Arts Degree in 1975. As a writer, he has written numerous scripts for television productions including "Crossbar" (1979), "Special Delivery" (1985), "Where the Spirit Lives" (1988), "Lost in the Barrens" (1989), "Journey into Darkness : The Bruce Curtis Story" (1989), "The Price of Vengeance" (1993), "Fortitude Bay" (1994), "The Arrow" (1996), "To Walk with Lions" (1998), "Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story" (1998), "Children Of My Heart" (2000), "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion" (2003), "Everest" (2007), "Committed" (2011) and "An Officer and a Murderer" (2012) which have been aired variously for CBC, CTV and NBC. He has been awarded with one Emmy Award and has received several Gemini Awards for his work in addition to receiving a San Francisco International Festival Special Jury Award (1987), a Columbus Film Festival Chris Award (1987) and a New York Film Festival Blue Ribbon (1988). As a director, Leckie has worked on an episode of “The Beachcombers”, several episodes of the television program “Traders", and an episode of “Spirit Bay”, ‘Words on a Page’, which won several festival awards. He is also the author of the novels The Seventh Gate (1989) and Coppermine (2010).

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Fonds consists of material which documents Leckie's career as a writer and director and includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, drafts and outlines of scripts, production files, research files, press clippings, photographs and publicity material of many of the productions that he worked on including related audiovisual material.

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Donated by Keith Ross Leckie in 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2015.


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  • English

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2001-012, 2003-058, 2010-002, 2012-004 and 2015-015. Further accruals may be expected.

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2002/04/03 Sean Smith:. (Creation)
2002/04/03 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/15 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid.
2003/12/18 Sean Smith. Updated description to include accession 2003-058.
2013/02/07 Dubeau. Updated source of acquisition. Scope and content and Bio sketch need revisions.
Anna St.Onge. Updated source of acquisition for 2010-002, 2012-004. Adjusted scope and bio sketch.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/08/14 J. Grant. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession #.
2018/08/29 J. Grant. Added off-site storage information.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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