Accession A2013-110 - David Rabinovitch fonds

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David Rabinovitch fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 421, TC 124 (A07-47, A13-110)-A2013-110

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  • 1969-2006; Predominant 1970-1979 (Creation)
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    Rabinovitch, David

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0.5 m of textual records, 20 16 mm audio reels, 9 U-matic tapes, 3 film reels, 27 VHS tapes, 1 Beta tape

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(1951-)

Biographical history

David Rabinovitch is an award winning producer, screenwriter, and director of television, radio, and film documentaries. Born in Morden, Manitoba in 1951, he began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967. He moved to Toronto, Ontario to work at CBC headquarters, where he wrote produced and narrated programs for the CBC Radio Network series "Between Ourselves," "Ideas," "Five Nights," "Matinee," "Concern," "Auction Set," and "Alarm Clock". He wrote, directed, and produced the CBC television series "Take 30," "Adrienne at Large," and "Hard Times." In 1977 David Rabinovitch moved to Los Angeles where he produced the Emmy-winning magazine series Here & Now for CBS. He then served for two years as Senior Producer of the documentary unit at KRON (NBC) in San Francisco, California. Since then, his work has been featured on major networks including CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, A&E, and The Learning Channel. Rabinovitch was Vice-President of Production at KCTS (PBS) in Seattle from 2000-2003.

Since developing his own production company, Fleetwood Films, Rabinovitch has produced several award-winning historical dramas including, "Secret Files of the Inquisition," "The Sultan's Women," and "The Perilous Flight". In addition to winning an Emmy Award, Rabinovitch has also received a Peabody and Canada's Gemini Award for Best Director.

Custodial history

This collection was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by David Rabinovitch in 2013.

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This accession consists of research materials, transcripts, correspondence, photographs, and notes regarding documentaries and other projects David Rabinovitch produced, mainly for the CBC. Additionally, this accession contains audio and moving image material corresponding to a number of projects that David Rabinovitch wrote, directed, and/or produced.

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English

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June 2014

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