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ENCORE SCRAPBOOK MICHAEL WATT COLL #1

Encore Photo Scrapbook #27
Michael Watt Collection #1

This encore collection from Producer/Director Michael Watt was first posted as Scrapbook ##14 on June 8, 2009.

The original text read:

"Michael Watt started as a contract producer/director at CBC Vancouver in 1974, working with Ken Gibson on The Irish Rovers series and on Tommy Common's Musical World.  As a freelancer with Ken, he formed Gibson Watt Productions and together they produced a huge number of music and variety shows for the CBC network.  As their paths went in different directions, they dissolved the company and Michael moved to Toronto, subsequently directing series with Tommy Hunter, Rita McNeil and Shari  Lewis, directed the Canadian Country Music Awards for 18 years, shot dozens of awards shows and arena concerts, and specialized in live-to-air projects like Live 8, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

His associate director wife Julie has been on staff at CBC Toronto and worked on the Rick Mercer series, Roger's Cup Tennis, music and variety specials with Stuart McLean, Sarah McLaughlin, and Paul Anka.

In the last few years, they have worked together on the new CBC series, Canada's Super Speller, 4 Ron James' specials, Just for Laughs and Yuk Yuk's specials, the five broadcasts of the Gemini Awards and the Genie Awards, and most recently on the Winnipeg Comedy Festival 5 one-hour specials.  Michael also did a shoot for an LA series called Shootout during the Toronto Film Festival.

Their two daughters, 24 and 27, are both likely to be getting married next year.  As he says, "Oy vey!  I had to have daughters!  But we couldn't have picked better guys for either of them."

So life for the Watts in Ontario isn't so bad.

Most of the following photos are from a party in Chinatown which was meant to be an engagement celebration for Michael and Julie to be held before their March 29th, 1980 wedding.  For some reason it didn't happen.  In fact it occurred during the first week in April between the wedding and their Barbados honeymoon.  So it was a 'post wedding' celebration."

 1.  Michael & July
 2.  The 'post wedding' celebration:  Jim Hibbard, Charlene Brandolini, Janice Golden, Jacky Wilkinson, Ken Gibson, Gordon Gill, Michael Hagan, Dave Christian, ? , Denis Abramsen, Julie, Michael, Delbie Smart, Doug Parker, Georgina Zadak, Shirley Cole, ? .
 3.   Georgina Zadak and husband talk to Michael.
 4.   Les Bateman, Delbie Smart and Doug Parker.
 5.   Norma Burrows, Bob Black and ? .
 6.   Mike Hagan, Janice Golden, Jim Hibbard and Charlene Brandolini.
 7.   Patsy & Gordon Gill with Sally Gardner.
 8.   Karen Swantje, Ken Gibson, Sandi Baedak and Sandy Bates.
 9.   Bruce McDonald and Shirley Cole.
10.  Michael & Julie at Deep Cove.

NEXT PHOTO SCRAPBOOK ENCORES:
July 22     Mike & Peggy Oldfield Collection #3, 1995
August 5: Harry Taylor Collection #1

Photographs are a wonderful part of memories, and very often they form part of collective as much as individual memories.  That's what this segment is all about – the memories we share of CBC English and French, Television and Radio productions  and the people who have made them happen through the years in either work or social settings.  We hope you will enjoy the collections posted here and will search your own and let us share them too.  If you have just one picture or dozens, send them in!  "Photo Scrapbook" will show 6 or more photos in any one collection and new postings appear bi-weekly (every other Monday).
Please e-mail your submissions to https://goo.gl/QNvaxu or if you don't mind loaning the original prints (we promise to take good care of them), they will be returned to you.  To arrange for such loan, please leave a message for Peggy Oldfield at the above address or at 604-662-6409 and she will get in touch with you.

1. Michael & Julie

1. Michael & Julie

2. Jim, Charlene, Janice, Jacky, Ken, Gordon, Michael, Dave, ?, Denis, Julie, Michael, Delbie, Doug, Georgina, Shirley, ? .

2. Jim, Charlene, Janice, Jacky, Ken, Gordon, Michael, Dave, ?, Denis, Julie, Michael, Delbie, Doug, Georgina, Shirley, ? .

3. Georgina & husband, Michael.

3. Georgina & husband, Michael.


4. Les, Delbie and Doug.

4. Les, Delbie and Doug.

5. Norma, Bob and wife .

5. Norma, Bob and wife .

6. Mike, Janice, Jim and Charlene.

6. Mike, Janice, Jim and Charlene.


7. Patsy, Gordon and Sally.

7. Patsy, Gordon and Sally.

8. Karen, Ken, Sandi and Sandy.

8. Karen, Ken, Sandi and Sandy.

9. Bruce and Shirley.

9. Bruce and Shirley.


10. Michael & Julie.

10. Michael & Julie.