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Directors to honor Norman Jewison

Directors to honor Norman Jewison

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America says it intends to present filmmaker Norman Jewison with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony next month.

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John Phillip Law, Hollywood actor, dies

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- John Phillip Law, who appeared opposite Jane Fonda in the 1968 science fiction fantasy "Barbarella," has died at age 70.

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Spielberg gets Art Directors Guild honor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg Monday was named winner of the Art Director Guild's award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

'Mrs. Mike' to be made into a movie

TORONTO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Canadian screenwriter Nicole Demerse, of the Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre and CBS-TV have optioned the screen rights to the novel "Mrs. Mike."

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Jewison protests Oscar 'screener' ban

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Norman Jewison is protesting the Motion Picture Association of America's recent ban on Oscar screeners on the grounds the move will limit the exposure

Jewison protests Oscar DVD ban

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Norman Jewison is protesting the Motion Picture Association of America's recent ban on DVD distribution of films to Oscar screeners.

Ban on Oscar previews grows dissent

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The firestorm of opposition to the ban on Oscar movie previews continued to grow over the weekend, Daily Variety reported Monday.

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Norman Jewison
Director Norman Jewison poses for pictures at the cocktail reception for the screening of his new movie "The Statement" at the Plaza Hotel in New York on December 3, 2003. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, O.Ont (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. Highlights of his directing career include In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Moonstruck (1987), The Hurricane (1999) and The Statement (2003). Jewison has addressed important social and political issues throughout his directing and producing career, often making controversial or complicated subjects accessible to mainstream audiences.

Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dorothy Irene (née Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a convenience store and post office. He attended Kew Beach School, and while growing up in the 1930s displayed an aptitude for performing and theatre, as well as a tendency to be mistaken as Jewish (being Protestant). He served in the Royal Canadian Navy (1944–1945) during World War II, and after being discharged traveled in the American South, where he encountered segregation, an experience that would influence his later work.

Jewison attended Victoria College in the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. in 1949. As a student he was involved in writing, directing, and acting in various theatrical productions, including the All-Varsity Revue in 1949. Following graduation, he moved to London, where he worked sporadically as a script writer for a children's show and bit part actor for the British Broadcasting Corporation, while supporting himself with odd jobs. Out of work in Britain in late 1951, he came back to Canada to become a production trainee at CBLT in Toronto, which was preparing for the launch of CBC Television.

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