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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-
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111 videocassettes (ca. 55 hr.) : Betacam SP, DCT, Betacam
5 audio cassettes (ca. 5 hr.) : digital mastering audio cassette on S-VHS
1 audio cassette (9 min., 22 sec.) : 4.75 cm/sec
151 audio reels : 38 cm/sec, 19 cm/sec, 2 track
0.200 m of textual records
1 photograph : print, col. ; 25 x 20 cm
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In February, 1986, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was established when Kevin DeWalt assumed one half of a partnership with Ken Krawcyzk in Videotrends, a Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan-based video company. Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was incorporated on April 15, 1986 and commenced operation in Regina with DeWalt as its president and Krawczyk as its secretary-treasurer. Early contracts for the company included corporate videos, short documentaries, commercial spots and music videos. By 1988, over seventy corporate videos had been produced. In 1989, the company produced its first television drama, The Great Electrical Revolution.
Also in 1989, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was reorganized to meet the increasing challenges of the broadening film and video market. Minds Eye Pictures was formed as the division that focused on the creative development and production of television commercials, corporate and educational videos, and on film/drama development. Another division, Quantum Post Production, was formed to focus on all aspects of post-production. Throughout the 1990s, Minds Eye Pictures continued to expand its production work with a variety of feature films, and television series, television movies of the week and television mini-series.
In 2001, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. (with Minds Eye Pictures as a division thereof) and another business venture, Minds Eye New Media Inc., amalgamated to form Minds Eye Entertainment. The amalgamated corporation was registered in Saskatchewan on March 1, 2001. Kevin DeWalt continued as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Highlights in the history of Minds Eye Entertainment include the international success of the Gemini Award-winning children's television series Incredible Story Studio, and the television mini-series The Englishman's Boy which earned six Gemini Awards and the Seoul Drama Award in 2008. Minds Eye Entertainment embraced the digital age with interactive projects such as the Living Dinosaur Project, and web programs including My Global Adventure and inSayshable. The company also partnered with production companies in France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and the United Kingdom to produce various television series and feature films. In its history, Minds Eye has operated production offices in Los Angeles, California, Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Currently (2017) Minds Eye Entertainment continues to maintain its head office in Regina, however it also operates a satellite office from Kelowna, British Columbia that was established in 2016. It has produced over fifty television and movie productions, many of which have been distributed by its subsidiary company, Minds Eye International.
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This series consists of records pertaining to On My Mind, a television drama series for children, produced by Minds Eye Pictures and The Film Works Ltd. On My Mind tells the stories of typical children aged eight to eleven, with themes that include friendship, love, anxiety, trust, and maturation. It comprises six episodes. In 1996, the series was awarded Best Drama at the Saskatchewan Showcase and was nominated for two Gemini awards. On My Mind was filmed in Regina, Saskatchewan, and all the youth talent for the production resided in Saskatchewan.
The executive producers of On My Mind were Kevin DeWalt (Minds Eye) and Eric Jordan (The Film Works). It was produced by Rob King and Paul Stephens, and directed by Will Dixon, Rob King and Sugith Varughese. Writers for the series were Edwina Follows, Rob King, Iain MacLean, Ann MacNaughton and Sugith Varughese. The director of photography was Ken Krawczyk. The cast of On My Mind included Kriston Nelson, Daniel Parr, Trinh Quach, Kevin Robson, Winston Schroeder, Tristin Shire, Mathew Wagman, Andrea Walker, Rylend Walters and Lisa White.
Moving image records consist of: film to video transfers (MI-5771 to MI-5821); final edits (MI-5822 to MI-5827); electronic press kit tapes (MI-5829 to MI-5849); demo tapes (MI-5850 to MI-5851); and various masters including close captioned (with and without commercial blacks), protection, colour-corrected, and international (MI-5852 to MI-5881).
Sound recordings consist of master audio reels and cassettes and a demo cassette. Textual records consist of: continuity notes, master scripts and related notes; audio work records; publicity for the series premiere; and promotional packages and material. The photograph features the main cast of On My Mind.
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Moving images: MI-5771 to MI-5881
Sound recordings: SR-755 to SR-911
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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986- (Creation)