Film projects not undertaken

Title: Film projects not undertaken
Dates of Material:
27 cm of textual records and other material
24 photographs: b&w and col.
Scope and content

Series consists of records, 1971–2002, relating to theatrical film projects, including Bethune, Malcolm X and The Aviator, considered by Norman Jewison but not subsequently undertaken. Includes scripts, correspondence, research material, photographs, legal agreements and other records generated primarily from script analysis and discussion, as well as research, casting and site location.

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Box 40
“Atuk,” based on “The Incomparable Atuk” by Mordecai Richler
4016 General1971-1976



(Photos P1-12)
4017 Bick, Jerry1971
4018 Brickman, Marshall (includes scenario titled “Lunch”)1974
4019 Harron, Don1971-1972
4020 Job applications1972-1976
4021 Legal1971-1973
4022 Publicity1971-1972
Box 41
411 Richler, Mordecai1971-1973
412 Treatment (by Don Harron)1972
413 United Artists1971-1973
“A Chorus Line”
414 Correspondence1978
415 Publicity1978
416 Script, conceived by Michael Bennett1976
417 General1976-1979
418 Notes on China (includes description of trip there by Norman Jewison and others)1977(Photos P1-9)
419 Photographs : negative strips, b&w[1977?](Photos P1-3)
4110 Script (includes Norman Jewison’s annotations)[ca.1977]
4111 Project notes1987
“Malcolm X”
4112 Casting1989



(Photos P1-2)
4113 Controversy re choice of non-black director (includes protest letters sent to Terry Semel, President of Warner Brothers)1990
4114 Correspondence1989-1990
4115 Fuller, Charles – Loanout agreement/correspondence1989-1990
4116 Publicity1990-1991
4117 Research1989-1990
4118 Script, by Charles Fuller – Second draft[ca.1989]
4119 Script sections and analyses1983-1990
“A Death For Dixie”
4120 Correspondence, clippings, lists of writers, outlines, treatments and partial drafts of script, by Robby Henson
Box 42
“Hughes“/ “The Aviator”
421 Publicity/Research2001
422 Script (“Hughes”), by Dave HunsakerAugust 22, 2000
423 Script – RevisedJanuary 2001
424Script – Draft No. 2 August 27, 2001


425Script – Draft No. 3 (includes Norman Jewison’s annotations, letter from Dave Hunsaker)November 19, 2001
426Script – Revised draftDecember 6, 2001
427Script, by Grant Crammer – Revised draftJune 13, 2002
428Script (“The Aviator”), by John Logan[2002?]
429Script notes and correspondence2001