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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-
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0.800 m of textual records
438 videocassettes (ca. 325 hr.) : Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, VHS
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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 2030CE, a twenty-six episode science fiction drama series for television co-produced by Minds Eye Pictures, Angela Bruce Productions Inc., Yan Moore Productions Limited and Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc. Based in the year 2030 C.E., the series focuses on Hart Greyson, who together with his sister and friends seek out the cure for the Progressive Aging Syndrome that will cut their lives short. 2030CE aired for two seasons on YTV in Canada and on Showtime in the United States. It was distributed internationally by Minds Eye International. In 2003, the series won Blizzard Awards for best children's series and best performance by a leading actress (Tatiana Maslany).
The executive producer of 2030CE was Kevin DeWalt. Producers were Yan Moore, Josh Miller, Rhonda Baker and Phyllis Laing. Co-writers were Moore and Dennis Foon. Directors were Robert DeLint, Grant Harvey, Norma Bailey, Francis Damberger, Rob King and Richard O'Brien-Moran. The director of photography was Michael Marshall. The cast of 2030CE included Corey Sevier, Tatiana Maslany, Jessica Lucas, Neil Denis and Elyse Levesque.
Moving image records consist of: 16 x 9 anamorphic output tapes from HD Cam originals for season one, episode nos. 1 to 13 (MI-10185 to MI-10306); closed-captioned masters for season one (MI-10307 to MI-10319); conform masters for season one, episode nos. 4 to 13 (MI-10320 to MI-10329); production masters for season one (MI-10330 to MI-10346); colour-corrected masters (MI-10347 to MI-10350); online masters for episode nos. 1, 2 and 3 (MI-10351 to MI-10353); international master for season one, episode 4 (MI-10354); locked offline pictures of episode nos. 1 to 13 (MI-10355 to MI-10370); HD Down Convert Animorphic DFTC tapes for season two (MI-10371 to MI-10492); MiniDV to Digital Betacam film to video transfers for Season Two (MI-10493 to MI-10501); editor's and director's rough cuts of season two, episode nos. 201 to 213 (MI-10502 to MI-10513); locked picture of season two, episode nos. 201 to 213 (MI-10514 to MI-10526); closed-captioned masters for Season Two (MI-10527 to MI-10539); production masters for Season Two (MI-10540 to MI-10552); colour corrected animorphic masters for Season Two (MI-10553 to MI-10566); international masters for Season Two, Episodes 207 to 213 (MI-10567 to MI-10573); international dub masters for Season One (MI-10574 to MI-10586); dub masters for Season Two (MI-10587 to MI-10599); conform masters of various episodes in Season Two (MI-10600 to MI-10607); various promotional items/screeners (MI-10608 to MI-10612); and dubs of episodes 204 to 213 (MI-10613 to MI-10621).
Textual records consist of: publicity and marketing materials; budgets; daily production reports, camera reports and daily shooting logs for season one; continuity notes for season two; and master and lined scripts for season one.
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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986- (Creation)