Fonds PR-2224 - Ken Jubenvill fonds

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Ken Jubenvill fonds

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  • moving images

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  • [ca. 1964-1997] (Creation)
    Jubenvill, Ken

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244 film reels, 61 video reels, 1 videocassette

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Ken Jubenvill is a British Columbia film and video director and producer with many documentary and drama productions to his credit, along with theatrical shorts and special event productions. His documentary and publicity work includes productions for the British Columbia provincial government. Among his television drama credits are episodes of “Wind at My Back”, “Lonesome Dove”, “North of 60”, “Danger Bay”, and the “Beachcombers.” He won the Gold Camera Award five times from the International Film Festival in Chicago for “Best Documentary” and “Outstanding Creativity.”

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The fonds consists of two series: films and videos produced for the Government of British Columbia under Ken Jubenvill's company JEM Productions, and films and videos produced for private clients. Among the private productions are several titles made for Canawest Film Productions, which exist in no other known format, and a film for EXPO 85 in Tsukuba, Japan. Sponsors of the Canawest films include the BC Telephone Company, the Red Cedar Shingle and Shake Bureau, the Workers Compensation Board of BC, and Global Television. Also among the Canawest Film Productions is the pilot episode for a TV series called "The X Factor" narrated by William Shatner. Under his JEM Productions identity, Jubenvill contracted for some of the EXPO 86 film documentation, including visits by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. JEM Productions also recorded construction of the Coquihalla Highway, and other publicly funded transportation initiatives such as the Seabus and Skytrain.

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Donated by Ken Jubenvill, 2004.


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The donor transferred copyright and all other rights he controlled to the Royal BC Museum Corporation in 2004.

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Item-level descriptions are available on-line.

Associated materials

AAAA0364, AAAA1779, AAAA1829, AAAA2128, AAAA1513, AAAA2352, AAAA2850, AAAA0365, AAAA0404; ARIS accession 92-2202 (second stream 001506); V1986:73/001.01 to 001.07, V1990:09/018, and V1990:09/045.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): Private film and video series: AAAA5485 to AAAA5521. Government film and video series: AAAA6638 to AAAA6717.; Briefly known as AAAA1448.

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Accession number(s): 94-9973; F2005:01; V2005:01


Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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