Fonds 70 - Anne Tait fonds

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CA ON00399 70


Anne Tait fonds


  • predominant 2001–2007 (Creation)
  • 1959–2009 (Creation)

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1.36 m of textual records
45 digital video discs
7 photographs: b&w and col.
8 video cassettes

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Anne Tait is a producer, writer, broadcaster and casting director. She was born in Toronto and received a B.A. from Victoria University in 1954, later earning an M.A. at the University of Toronto, 1972. She worked in CBC studios as a director’s assistant in the early days of live --and then taped -- television dramas. Later she was a casting director of feature films such as Margaret’s Museum and Mariette in Ecstasy, plus major Canadian and American television series such as Anne of Green Gables, Road To Avonlea, Philip Marlowe P.I. and Goosebumps. She has won the Female Eye Film Festival’s career achievement award, plus Victoria University’s Alumna of the Year, a Canadian Gemini and awards from film festivals in Rome and the Dominican Republic, two Anik awards, and an Emmy nomination. Tait hosted her own daily CBC radio program and the weekly public affairs television series Some of The People. She has written the widely performed play Yeats In Love, as well as producing it for stage and CBC radio. She produced the 2009 film and miniseries “Iron Road” – a ground-breaking co-production between Canada and China with Peter O’Toole, Sam Neill and Chinese star Sun Li. Her novel Li Jun and the Iron Road is based on this award-winning film.

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Acquired from Anne Tait in 2009, 2010, 2011.

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Fonds consists of the following series: records relating to casting direction, 1959–2003; records relating to Yeats in Love, 1960–2004; and records relating to “Iron Road”, 1998–2009.

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Further accruals are expected.

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