Inventory of the
Allan Novak fonds

Inventory #F0572

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0572
Title:Allan Novak fonds
Dates:1998-2008, predominant 2001-2002
Extent:0.54 metres of textual records
ca. 100 photographs : col. ; 24 x 30 cm and smaller
ca. 572 MiniDV videocassettes
ca. 89 VHS cassettes
ca. 92 BetaSP cassettes
ca. 13 audio cassettes
ca. 10 Hi8 video cassettes
57 compact disks
ca.220 G of digital files
2 DVD disks
6 3 1/4" floppy disks
1 DVCam cassette
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Allan Novak, part of Toronto-based Indivisual Productions Inc., is a director, producer, writer and editor for television and film. He was editor of the television series "The Newsroom", created by Ken Finkleman. Novak has also directed episodes of "Heart of Courage", "Puppets Who Kill", "CODCO", "Comics!", "It's Only Rock and Roll" and a "Life and Times" documentary on founders of Roots Clothing Company and in-theatre comedy videos for the Second City Mainstage from 1985-1987. A respected editor, Novak has received three Gemini Award nominations (winning one in 1998 for his work on "The Newsroom"), particularly for his work with Ken Finkleman's projects "Foreign Objects", "Foolish Heart", "The Newsroom" and "Married Life". He also edited the first season of "Kids In The Hall." Novak has directed numerous series episodes for children and youth including "The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon", "The Elephant Show", "OWL TV", and two comedy/educational series -- "Dealing with Drugs" and "Mission Reading".
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of production elements, promotional materials and recorded and transcribed interviews with subjects for the tv cooking series or ''docu-comedy' "Loving Spoonfuls" created and produced by Allan Novak, that aired from 2000-2004. The show featured Canadian grandmothers from various ethnic, cultural and vocational backgrounds.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined
Finding Aid: File list is available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-009. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Allan Novak in 2010.
Provenance Access Points:Novak, Allan
Loving Spoonfuls
Indivisual Productions
Gale, David

Date of creation: 2010/09/07
Date of last revision: 2010/11/18
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