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NFB Memories - Michael Spencer

Author: National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2013.
Series: National Film Board Screening Room
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:National Film Board Screening Room
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A young Englishman abroad, Michael Spencer was stranded in Canada when World War II began in 1939. He would make Canada his home--and help establish the country's film industry. He arrived at the NFB in 1941, starting as a cameraman and becoming a producer in 1945. While NFB Commissioner John Grierson favoured documentaries, viewing film as an educational tool, Spencer wanted to make dramatic features. He was intent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Micheal Spencer
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 1014233900
Notes: Québec Studio.
Credits: Researcher/direction/editing, Denys Desjardins ; producer, Johanne Bergeron ; photographic research, Marion Duhaime-Morissette ; sweetening/original music, Luc Papineau.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (6 min.))
Series Title: National Film Board Screening Room
Responsibility: National Film Board of Canada.

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A young Englishman abroad, Michael Spencer was stranded in Canada when World War II began in 1939. He would make Canada his home--and help establish the country's film industry. He arrived at the NFB in 1941, starting as a cameraman and becoming a producer in 1945. While NFB Commissioner John Grierson favoured documentaries, viewing film as an educational tool, Spencer wanted to make dramatic features. He was intent on creating a domestic movie industry, independent from Hollywood, and in 1966, NFB management tasked him with devising a system of public film financing. Receptive to the plan, the federal government created the Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC)--precursor of Telefilm--and appointed Spencer as its first Executive Director. He occupied the post from 1968 to 1978, overseeing the production of such films as Les ordres (Brault, 1974) and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Kotcheff, 1974).

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