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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-
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1.000 m of textual records
ca. 425 photographs : prints, col.
7 computer optical discs (7 items) (ca. 12917.000 MB) : .iso
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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 Faces in the Crowd, a feature film produced by Forecast Pictures, Radar Films and Minds Eye Entertainment. A psychological thriller, it tells the story of a woman who suffers from prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face-blindness, after surviving a brutal attack. It was shot on location in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Chicago, Illinois. Faces in the Crowd was a French-Canadian co-production.
The producers of Faces in the Crowd were Jean-Charles Lévy, Kevin DeWalt and Clement Miserez. It was directed and written by Julien Magnat. The director of photography was Rene Ohashi, and the editor was Antoine Vareille. The cast of Faces in the Crowd included Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, David Atrakchi, Michael Shanks, Marianne Faithfull and Sarah Wayne Callies.
Records consist of: day files for day nos. 1 to 26; files relating to foreign workers; business records; extras breakdown; day out of days reports for vehicles, cast, photo doubles and special equipment; storyboards; script; continuity notes; continuity - lined pages; production wrap binder; calendar; cast and crew lists; one-line schedule; shoot schedule; a prop (newspaper) and costume continuity notes and photographs. Electronic records consist of dailies for shooting days 24 to 26.
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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986- (Creation)