Fonds PR2466 - Great North Productions fonds

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Great North Productions fonds

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    • 1994 - 1998 (Creation)

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    3 video cassettes

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    Administrative history

    Great North Communications was founded in 1987 by Tom Radford and Andy Thomson in order to produce a documentary on the Canada-China Dinosaur Project. The production company changed its name to Great North Productions in 1988 and Thomson served as its president until the company was bought by Alliance Atlantis Communications in 2000.

    During the course of its existence, Great North produced over 100 documentaries including The Canadians: Biographies of a Nation, The Last Roundup (on Albertan country musician Wilf Carter), and Distant Skies (on Albertan First World War flying ace Wop May).

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    The fonds consists of a VHS copies of the following documentaries produced by Great North Productions: The Life and Times of Peter Lougheed (1994), Jasper (1995), and Gabriel Dumont: Prince of the Prairies (1998).

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    In 1995, 1997, and 1999 Great North Productions donated material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        For more information on Great North Productions, including administrative records, see the Tom Radford fonds (PR3736).

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        Further accruals are not expected.

        General note

        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the Alberta Gazette, and Great North Productions, (Sept. 19, 2007)

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        Includes accessions PR1995.0201, PR1997.0311 and PR1999.0340.

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