Inventory of the
Rhombus Media fonds

Inventory #F0118

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0118
Title:Rhombus Media fonds
Dates:1978-2007, predominant 1987-2004
Extent:615 m of film reels and video cassettes
8.94 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Rhombus Media Inc. was formed in 1978 at the York University Film Department, when Barbara Willis Sweete and Niv Fichman created, Opus One, Number One, a documentary short that established the company's musical direction. Larry Weinstein joined soon after, and the trio have since produced and directed numerous television programs, and they are known as one of Canada's leading independent producer of television programs on the performing arts. Rhombus Media has received nominations for many international awards and has won two International Emmys, for 'Le Dortoir' in 1991, and for 'Pictures on the Edge' in 1992, and several Canadian Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture in 1993 for 'Thirty-Two Short Films about Glenn Gould' and for 'The Red Violin' in 1999. 'The Red VIolin' also garnered an Oscar for best musical score in 2000. Rhombus also produced the award-winning television series 'Slings & Arrows'. In recent years Rhombus projects have been internationally co-produced with many of the major European television networks.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of film and video footage (original and master elements), as well as sound tracks and audio elements, for over 50 films and television series produced by Rhombus Media Inc. including the finished products. Also includes textual, photographic, graphic and prop materials relevant to the film production process and the wider context of the company's activities.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Preliminary film list and file list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1995-034, 1996-035, 1999-031, 2001-036, 2008-056. Further accruals are expected.
Other Notes: York University Sound and Moving Image Library has screening copies of most releases. Check catalogue for holdings.
Provenance Access Points:Rhombus Media (firm)

Date of creation: 2002/04/09
Date of last revision: 2009/07/16
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