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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-
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94 videocassettes (ca. 74 hr.) : Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, MiniDV, VHS
1 audio cassette (ca. 30 min.) : DAT
7 computer optical discs (522 items) (ca. 190.000 MB) : .edl, .avb, .avs, .avp, .mov
0.060 m of textual records
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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 Betrayed, a dramatic movie for television produced by Minds Eye Pictures and Barna-Alper Productions. Betrayed tells the story of a small town on the Canadian prairies as its residents are threatened by an E.coli bacterial outbreak from the town's contaminated drinking water. Betrayed was shot on location in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. It aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was distributed by CBC International Sales. Betrayed received a 2003 Gemini Award nomination for best sound in a dramatic program; and won Gemini awards for best performance by an actress in a featured supporting role in a dramatic program or mini-series (Janet Wright) and for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or mini-series (Michael Hogan).
The executive producers of Betrayed were Kevin DeWalt and Laszlo Barna. It was produced by Phyllis Platt and Maureen MacDonald, and directed by Anne Wheeler. The teleplay was written by Anne Wheeler and Jeremy Hole. The director of photography was Ken Krawczyk and the editor was Jackie Dzuba. The cast of Betrayed included Kari Matchett, Michael Hogan, Raoul Trujillo, Robert Moloney, Alex House, Aislinn Paul and Janet Wright.
Moving image records include: film to video transfers (MI-11090 to MI-11121); editor's cassettes (MI-11122 to MI-11146); daily rushes (MI-11147 to MI-11165); elements and work tapes (MI-11166 to MI-11168); screeners and submissions for adjudication (MI-11169 to MI-11171); a rough cut (MI-11172); and conform, colour-corrected and closed captioned masters and dub masters (MI-11173 to MI-11183).
The sound recording consists of an original DAT master tape. Electronic records consist of animation discs and backups. Textual records consists of publicity material and media clippings.
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Moving images: MI-11090 to MI-11183
Sound recording: SR-1188
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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986- (Creation)