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Alan Bulman was born in 1926 in Cyprus. During the Second World War, he fought for the British Royal Navy and began to be interested in photography. After the war, he started work at British Films Limited where he preserved film. Bulman immigrated to Canada in 1963… more
Alert Music was founded in 1984 by Toronto’s W. Tom Berry and Montreal’s Marc Durand. From 1975-1983, Berry had been managing director at Anthem Records whose roster included Rush, Max Webster and Bob and Doug Mackenzie. Durand was the manager and producer of the… more
Andy Curran has been in the Canadian music scene since his first band Coney Hatch in 1982. Curran was a founding member, playing with Dave Ketchum, Steve Shelski, and Carl Dixon. Together they released three albums: *Coney Hatch* (1982), *Outta Hand* (1983), and *… more
Anne Murray is a Canadian pop and country singer. She has had an extensive career, with multiple Canadian and international awards, over 30 studio albums, and many chart topping hits.
Murray was born in 1945 in the small coalmining town of Springhill, NS. She… more
Associated Producers Ltd. was founded by Simcha Jacobovici and Elliott Halpern in 1983. As a writer, producer and on-air presence, Jacobovici has long been the company’s guiding force, and he also serves as the most visible media representative. Jacobovici was born… more
Atlantis Films Ltd. was founded by Michael MacMillan, Seaton S. McLean, Janice L. Platt, Andy Rednick, and Nick Kendall in April 1978 after the group had recently graduated from Queen’s University’s Film Studies department. Working out of a Toronto house that served… more
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Atom Egoyan, born on July 19, 1960 in Cairo, Egypt to Armenian parents, is an internationally renowned film director whose films have appeared at several festivals including Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival along with being nominated for and winning… more
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Dr. Baider Bahkt is a civil engineer and poetry enthusiast. He has contributed greatly to both fields. In his professional life - he spent over two decades with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation - he contributed greatly to Canada’s engineering field through… more
Born to Hungarian Holocaust survivors in 1949, Laszlo Barna arrived in Montreal shortly after the Soviet Union’s Red Army suppressed the 1956 Hungarian democratic revolt. He attended McGill University in the late 1960s and, after a brief period as an academic, he… more
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Throughout his life and career, as a professional engineer, international consultant, theorist, and linguist, Henry James Barrington Nevitt was associated with the phenomenon of modern communications. His interest in the theoretical aspects of mass media and… more
Created in 2000 by Catherine Fogarty and Maria Armstrong, Big Coat Media is an award winning television and digital media production company based in Toronto, Ontario. With a focus on un-scripted entertainment, they have produced many beloved programs. Big Coat Media… more
Blue Rodeo’s roots can be traced to the late 1970s, when singer/songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keeler (along with bassist Malcolm Schell and drummer Jimmy Sublett) formed a power pop band in Toronto called the Hi-Fi’s. The group issued one single on the Showtime label… more
Cal Dodd is an Irish-Canadian voice actor and singer. Dodd grew up in Port Dover, Ontario after moving from Ireland. His career began in 1975 with his first solo album *New Horizons*. In the mid 70’s, Dodd joined the band Déjà Vu and released two albums with them: *… more
In 1993, Toronto-based band The Cowboy Junkies released the album Pale Sun, Crescent Moon. The lead single was a cover of Dinosaur Jr.’s “The Post”, and the video began production in November of that year. The band commissioned Bev Wotton of Streetlight Productions… more
Located in downtown Toronto, Cogent/Benger Productions was founded in 1998 and has produced a large variety of documentaries and specials. The focus on many of their documentaries are major social issues, thus creating a large appeal to their work. Robin Benger and… more
Conquering Lion Pictures (CLP) is an independent production company based in Toronto, Canada. Company founders Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo met in 1991, while studying at the Canadian Film Centre’s residency program for filmmakers of colour. They formed their… more
The punk-rock group from Guelph, Ontario, formed in 1999, with members Bryan Webb (vocals, guitar), Steve Lambke (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Doug MacGregor (drums), and Dallas Wehrle (bass guitar, backing vocals). In 2002, the band briefly had Evan Gordon join,… more
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Formed in 1985, Cowboy Junkies achieved international stardom with the re-release of their second independently recorded album, The Trinity Session, in 1989. The band consists of siblings Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (guitarist/songwriter), Peter Timmins… more
Delaney & Friends was incorporated by Christopher Delaney in Vancouver in 1984. Delaney was joined by his brother, animation designer and comic book artist John Delaney, in 1992. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the company produced several television… more
Domenic Troiano was born in 1946, Modugno, Italy. He immigrated with his family to Toronto in 1949, being a naturalized citizen in 1955. Growing up in Toronto, he immersed himself in the music of the time and the sounds Toronto was producing.
At the age of 17,… more
Dorothy Crawford is from Port Hope, Ontario, and collected a variety of 16mm films from public institutions when they deaccessioned them to make room for digital content.
Doug McClement was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Throughout his time in high school and university, McClement played in various rock bands and became a recording enthusiast, so much… more
Doug Thompson was born in Kingston, Ontario. In 1959 when his family moved to Oakville, Ontario, and he discovered CHUM-AM. This Toronto radio station, a legend at the time and still remembered today, began his love for radio. His career began in 1964 when he became… more
Photographer Elaine Ling was born in Hong Kong in 1946, and immigrated to Canada when she was nine with her family. She studied music and medicine, and obtained a medical degree from the University of Toronto. Ling practiced family medicine around the world, including… more