Inventory of the
Bernard Zukerman fonds

Inventory #F0202

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0202
Title:Bernard Zukerman fonds
Extent:7.66 m of textual records
ca. 200 photographs
74 video cassettes
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Bernard Zukerman is an investigative journalist, documentary and feature film maker. He was born in 1943, and he is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Zukerman joined CBC Television in 1973 to develop story ideas for the dramatic series, "For the Record" before joining CBC Winnipeg's Current Affairs Department. In 1975, he returned to Toronto to become producer of the "5th Estate". In 1981 as Senior Editor of CBC's "Journal", he created the programme's documentary unit. Zukerman left the "Journal" to join CBC's Drama Department where his mandate was to develop Canadian dramas that drew on his experience as an investigative journalist and documentarian. His films have won numerous Gemini Awards including awards for "And Then You Die", "Skate!" and "The Squamish Five". "Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher" (1990) won five Gemini Awards and was the most watched entertainment program of the year as well as being the first foreign program ever sold to an American network. Other films, such as "Conspiracy of Silence" and "Million Dollars Babies" have similarly appeared on television in both Canada and the United States. His other films included "Dieppe"(1994), "Million Dollar Babies" (1994), "Net Worth" (1995), "The Sleep Room" (1998) and "Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story" (2001).
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, screen plays, draft notes, shot lists, cast lists, crew lists, shooting schedules and other material created and/or accumulated by Zukerman in his work as a producer. Fonds also includes copies of scripts sent to Zukerman for his consideration and personal records including diaries, income tax records and other material.

S00136Production files
S00138Subject files
S00139Audio Visual material
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Some restrictions on access apply. Files containing personal income tax information, sensitive financial information and artists' contracts are closed until after the death of the donor. Specifically the following files in accession 2003-010 are closed: Box 001 (01), (25)-(26), (28)-(31), (44), Box 002 (04)-(06), (09), (15), (17), (42), Box 003 (05), (15), Box 005 (14)-(18), Box 007 (42), (44), Box 010 (45), Box 011 (19)-(20).
Finding Aid: Series-level descriptions with corresponding file lists are complete at this time. Individual accession file lists are available separately; see accruals note.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000202.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2000-014, 2003-010. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: Related records may be found in the John N. Smith fonds (F0096).
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Bernard Zukerman in 2000 and 2003.
Provenance Access Points:Zukerman, Bernard, 1943-

Date of creation: 2002/04/09
Date of last revision: 2004/04/19
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