Series F 719-22 - Risk series

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Risk series

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F 719-22

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  • 2001 (Creation)
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    Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-

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0.600 m of textual records

27 photographs : slides, col. ; 35 mm

366 videocassettes (ca. 170 hr.) : Digital Betacam, Betacam SP

42 computer files (118.000 MB) : .aiff, file, .pct, .psd

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(1986-)

Administrative history

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 Risk, a twenty-two episode drama series for television produced by Minds Eye Pictures and Risk Television Ltd. in association with Showcase Television, Canada. Set in London, England, Risk tells the story of the lives of six young adults and includes themes relating to college, work, career choices, love, and friendship. Risk was filmed entirely in England. It was distributed by Minds Eye International and aired on the Showcase network in Canada.

Executive producers of Risk were Kevin DeWalt, Serge Waismann and Angela Breheny. Its producers were Maureen MacDonald and Rhonda Baker. Directors were Chris Bailey, Rae Kilby and Stephen Hall. Editors were Jason Neilsen, Dean Evans, Ian Strang, Trevor Aikman and Jason Britski. Series episodes were wriiten by Dale Overton, Lucia Haynes, Phil O'Shea, Sylvia Leung, Iain MacLean, Peter Bryant and Andrew Walsh. The main cast of Risk was comprised of Emma Gilmour, Nick Fettiplace, Claire Vaughan, Kristian Lee Wilkin, Elaine Tan and Tim Hopfner.

Moving image records consist of: offline masters (MI-8325 to MI-8644); closed-captioned versions of episode nos. 1 to 22 (MI-8645 to MI-8666, MI-8668 to MI-8689); director cut (PAL version) of episode no. 12 (MI-8667); and a screening master of episode nos. 1, 8 and 19 (MI-8690).

Textual records include: publicity materials; tape logs; production notes; daily shooting reports; scripts; and edit notes for episode nos. 1 to 26. Graphic materials consist of colour images of the cast taken by Colm Hogan.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Additional publicity material is available in the Business Records series (F 719-55).

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GM-PH-3181 (1)-(27) are located in textual file no. 2.

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See digital storage for computer files.

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Graphic materials: GM-PH-3181 (1)-(27)

Moving images: MI-8325 to MI-8690

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell

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