Fonds - Lockwood Films fonds

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Lockwood Films fonds

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  • Multiple media

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  • 1972 - 2012 (Creation)
    Lockwood Films (London) Inc.

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6.32 m of textual records
85 photographs –b&w
254 photographs –col.
2589 photographs –slides–b&w and col.
254 photographs –negatives
1 photographic album
1 bound volume
223 films –16mm
1 film –35mm
1917 videocassettes –Betacam, ¾”, Hi8, MiniDV, VHS
35 video tapes-1” and 2”
129 audio tapes
16 audio cassettes
4 CDs
4 DVDs

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(1974 - 2007)

Administrative history

In 1974, Nancy Johnson and Mark McCurdy started a film production company in London, Ontario. Starting the company with only the two of them, they named it Creative Services Inc. Their intention was to create audio-visual materials for clients for promotion, advertising, education and other purposes. The name was changed to Lockwood Films (London) Inc. in 1978 and incorporated under the Business Corporations Act on January 19, 1978. Nancy Johnson and Mark McCurdy owned additional companies that were associated with Lockwood Films. From 1984-1997 they operated 584193 Ontario Inc. which owned the airplane used by Lockwood Films to travel to jobs. Holding companies 533400 Ontario Inc. started in 1983 and 959229 Ontario Inc. was started in 1992 and owned Lockwood Films. 533400, 959229 and Lockwood Films were amalgamated to Lockwood Films (London) Inc. in 2013. Throughout the life of the company, Nancy Johnson was President, Producer and Writer and Mark McCurdy was Producer, Director and Writer. The company was divided into production related activities, marketing and sales, and bookkeeping. They had a number of employees on staff until they stopped producing in 2007.Someof their earliest projects as Creative Services were commercials, public service announcements and slide shows with audio tracks. They also created a music video called “Friends.” Under the name Lockwood Films, the company produced documentaries, commercials and public service announcements, training and educational material, corporate communications both internal and to promote the organization or products and, promotion for not-for-profit organizations. While Lockwood Films was a fairly small company located in London, they did projects locally, nationally and internationally. Significant projects were: “Doctor Woman: The Life and Times of Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw” for the National Film Board in 1978; “Quick Strike” in 1983 for General Motors Defense which led to Lockwood being the producer of record for GMD for over 20 years; “James Reaney: Listening to the Wind” in 1996; “Always Be Careful”, a burn safety film for children in 1979 and “Cover Up”, a film about sunburn for children in 1995. They won national and international awards including winner of the American Film Festival in New York for “From the Farm to the Fork” in 1985 and Best Documentary for “Doctor Woman” from the Canadian Film and Television Association Awards in 1979. They worked in such diverse industries as automotive repair, agriculture, education, health and government. They worked for clients such as 3M, General Motors Defense, Mufflerman and Western University. Productions were completed for the National Film Board and TVO (Ontario Educational Communications Authority).

Custodial history

Material was created and acquired by Lockwood Films in the normal course of business. Some films were deposited at Museum London in ca. 1992 and then transferred to Western Archives in 2007. The remaining audio-visual and textual material were held by Lockwood Films until they were received by Western Archives in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Material was donated in 2013.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of textual records, audio-visual materials and graphic materials relating to the company’s creation of film, video, audio and slide productions. Textual records include year-end financial statements, contracts, releases, scripts, consents, correspondence, proposals, treatments, transcripts, funding applications, promotional materials, awards, production reports and sales reports. Audio-visual materials include masters, submasters, field tapes and elements of productions created for clients by Creative Services and Lockwood Films. Contents include films, videos, audio tapes, CDs and DVDs related to: marketing and promotion of products, services, companies and not-for-profit organizations; internal corporate communications including annual meetings, seminars and internal instruction; training and education; television shows; documentaries; demonstrations for potential clients and stock footage created by Lockwood Films for internal use. Graphic materials include photographs, slides and negatives of Lockwood people and external projects.

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Material was donated by Lockwood Films between 2007 and 2013.


The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Proposals and Ideas for Future Projects
Series 2: Unsolicited Scripts and Pitches to Lockwood
Series 3: Project Development and Production
Series 4: Financial Records
Series 5: Distribution Files
Series 6: Sales, Promotion and Marketing
Series 7: Correspondence
Series 8: Administrative Records
Series 9: Legal Records
Series 10: Production
Series 11: Miscellaneous Records
Series 12: Awards
Series 13: Audio-visual Materials–Documentaries
Series 14: Audio-visual Materials –Commercials and Public Service Announcements
Series 15: Audio-visual Materials –Internal Corporate Communication
Series 16: Audio-visual Materials –Training –Corporate
Series 17: Audio-visual Materials –Education
Series 18: Audio-visual Materials –Demos
Series 19: Audio-visual Materials –Stock Footage
Series 20: Audio-visual Materials –Corporate Marketing and Promotion
Series 21: Audio-visual Materials –Not-for-Profit Marketing and Promotion
Series 22: Audio-visual Materials –Television Shows
Series 23: Audio-visual Materials –Miscellaneous Projects
Series 24: Slide Presentations

Language of material

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Flemish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Vietnamese

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Requests for audio-visual materials must be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the planned visit. This time is required to prepare material for viewing.

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File and Item List: See Appendix I and II with posted finding aid.

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