Fonds F0220 - Mary Young Leckie fonds

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Mary Young Leckie fonds

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ca. 10.79 m of textual records
ca. 1460 photographs
ca. 250 video cassettes
24 audio cassettes
19 compact discs
ca. 120 DVDs
1 mini DVD
13 computer disks
ca. 10 posters and large format architectural plans

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Mary Young Leckie was educated at York University where she studied Canadian film, Fine Arts and Canadian Literature. As a production manager/line producer, she has worked on film and television productions for CBC, NBC, PBS, Disney, TV Ontario, MGM and Orion. During the 1980's Leckie produced the TV series "Spirit Bay". Leckie's first independent film "Where the Spirit Lives" (1990) with Heather Goldin was the winner of over 30 international awards. She formed Tapestry Pictures Inc. with Goldin in 1999. Leckie's major production credits include the TV mini-series "The Arrow", the CBC performing arts series "Gzowski in Conversation", the films "Children of My Heart" (2000) and "By Jeeves" (2001), the CTV network movie of the week, "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story" (2001) and the CBC television mini-series "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion" (2003) and "Prom Queen : The Mark Hall Story" (2004). In February 2005, Leckie and her partner Heather Haldane relaunched Tapestry Pictures as Screen Door with an aim at increasing its domestic and international connections. Their first project "Spirit Bear : The Simon Jackson Story" was distributed in the United States by L.A. based MarVista Entertainment. Among Screen Door's development projects are the mini-series "Everest!", "Vengeance : The Donnelly Massacre," "Hockey Dreams," "MVP" and the documentaries "Labyrinth of Desire", "The Nut" and "Maple Leaf Up".

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The fonds consists of records relating to the Tapestry Pictures/CBC Televison co-production of the programme "Gzowski in Conversation", starring Peter Gzowski, as well as records relating to the production of "Where the Spirit Lives", "Children of My Heart", "By Jeeves", "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story", "Burn: The Robert Wraight Story", "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion", "The Blue Castle", "The Arrow" and "Spirit Bear". It includes production, administrative and research files, transcripts, production videos and sound recordings related to the production. It also includes publicity material in the form of press kits, posters, reviews, clippings and publicity stills and personal material that documents Leckie's involvement in feature film policy in Canada and her ongoing interest in the activities of the Mountview Alternative School in Toronto.

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Donated by Mary Young Leckie in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013.


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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2001-032, 2002-059, 2003-057, 2006-006, 2007-007,
2007-008, 2010-046, 2010-055, 2012-044, 2013-031, 2013-043. Further accruals are expected.

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Finding aid may contain language from the era in which it was written. This includes historical, unclear, or biased terminology which may not have been selected by Indigenous peoples. To learn more about historical and contemporary terminology, see resources listed at

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2003/01/21 Sean Smith:. (Creation)
2003/01/21 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/01/27 Ken Hernden. Updated provenance and subject access points.
2003/01/28 S. Dubeau. Updated biographical sketch and access points.
2003/06/19 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid.
2003/11/12 Ken Hernden. Updated dates, extents, biographical sketch, scope and content, immediate source of acquisition, accruals.
2004/01/30 Sean Smith. Updated fonds level description to include 2003-057.
2006/02/22 Sean Smith. Updated fonds level description to incorporate 2006-006.
2014/04/01 Anna St.Onge. Added. Accession extents (rough estimates) for 2007-007, 2010-046, 2010-055, 2012-044, and 2013-043. Total text is 6.86 metres, 8 posters, 13 computer disks, 56 photos, 0.5 av. Extents of 2013-031 not yet added. Added accession links for 2007-007, 2010-046, 2010-055, 2012-044, 2013-031 and 2013-043.
2014/04/01 Anna St.Onge. Adjusted rough extents based on DVD count in 2012-044.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2020/04/17 KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD, accession numbers, access points, and offsite storage notes. Added 2007-008 to accruals note. Published description and generated finding aid.
2020/10/28 KCP. Added historical language note.

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