Inventory of the
Mary Young Leckie fonds

Inventory #F0220

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0220
Title:Mary Young Leckie fonds
Dates:1980, 1985-2005
Extent:ca. 10.79 m of textual records
ca. 1460 photographs
ca. 250 video cassettes
24 audio cassettes
19 compact discs
ca. 120 DVDs
1 mini DVD
13 computer disks.
ca. 10 posters and large format architectural plans
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Mary Young Leckie was educated at York University where she studied Canadian film, Fine Arts and Canadian Literature. As a production manager/line producer, she has worked on film and television productions for CBC, NBC, PBS, Disney, TV Ontario, MGM and Orion. During the 1980's Leckie produced the TV series "Spirit Bay". Leckie's first independent film "Where the Spirit Lives" (1990) with Heather Goldin was the winner of over 30 international awards. She formed Tapestry Pictures Inc. with Goldin in 1999. Leckie's major production credits include the TV mini-series "The Arrow", the CBC performing arts series "Gzowski in Conversation", the films "Children of My Heart" (2000) and "By Jeeves" (2001), the CTV network movie of the week, "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story" (2001) and the CBC television mini-series "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion" (2003) and "Prom Queen : The Mark Hall Story" (2004). In February 2005, Leckie and her partner Heather Haldane relaunched Tapestry Pictures as Screen Door with an aim at increasing its domestic and international connections. Their first project "Spirit Bear : The Simon Jackson Story" was distributed in the United States by L.A. based MarVista Entertainment. Among Screen Door's development projects are the mini-series "Everest!", "Vengeance : The Donnelly Massacre," "Hockey Dreams," "MVP" and the documentaries "Labyrinth of Desire", "The Nut" and "Maple Leaf Up".
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of records relating to the Tapestry Pictures/CBC Televison co-production of the programme "Gzowski in Conversation", starring Peter Gzowski, as well as records relating to the production of "Where the Spirit Lives", "Children of My Heart", "By Jeeves", "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story", "Burn: The Robert Wraight Story", "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion", "The Blue Castle", "The Arrow" and "Spirit Bear". It includes production, administrative and research files, transcripts, production videos and sound recordings related to the production. It also includes publicity material in the form of press kits, posters, reviews, clippings and publicity stills and personal material that documents Leckie's involvement in feature film policy in Canada and her ongoing interest in the activities of the Mountview Alternative School in Toronto.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2001-032, 2002-059, 2003-057, 2006-006, 2007-007, 2010-046, 2010-055, 2012-044, 2013-031, 2013-043. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mary Young Leckie in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Provenance Access Points:Leckie, Mary Young

Date of creation: 2003/01/21
Date of last revision: 2014/04/01
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