Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. After his return to Canada in 1970, Newman was appointed Acting Director of the Broadcast Programs Branch for the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) and then head of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He also occupied senior positions at the Canadian Film Development Corporation and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and acted as an advisor to the Secretary of State.

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  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. After his return to Canada in 1970, Newman was appointed Acting Director of the Broadcast Programs Branch for the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) and then head of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He also occupied senior positions at the Canadian Film Development Corporation and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and acted as an advisor to the Secretary of State. During his time in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, he worked first with the Associated British Corporation (ABC, now Thames Television), before moving across to the BBC in 1962, holding the role of Head of Drama with both organisations. During this phase of his career, he was responsible for initiating two hugely popular television programmes, the spy-fi series The Avengers and the science-fiction series Doctor Who, as well as overseeing the production of groundbreaking social realist drama series such as Armchair Theatre and The Wednesday Play. The Museum of Broadcast Communications describes Newman as "the most significant agent in the development of British television drama." His obituary in The Guardian declared that "For ten brief but glorious years, Sydney Newman ... was the most important impresario in Britain ... His death marks not just the end of an era but the laying to rest of a whole philosophy of popular art." In Quebec, as commissioner of the NFB, he attracted controversy for his decision to suppress distribution of several politically sensitive films by French Canadian directors. (en)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (1er avril 1917 - 30 octobre 1997) est un producteur canadien de films et de télévision, qui joue un rôle majeur pour les émissions télévisées britanniques de la fin des années 1950 à la fin des années 1960. Après son retour au Canada en 1970, Newman est nommé directeur par intérim des programmes radiodiffusés pour le conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC), puis chef de l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF). Il occupe également des postes importants au Canada Film Development Corporation, Société Radio-Canada et travaille comme conseiller auprès du Secrétaire d'État du Canada. Pendant son séjour en Grande-Bretagne dans les années 1950 et 60, il travaille d'abord avec l'Associated British Corporation (ABC) avant de passer à la BBC en 1962, détenant ainsi le rôle de directeur du théâtre grâce aux deux organisations. Au cours de cette période, il est chargé de lancer deux séries fantastiques très populaires, Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir et Doctor Who, ainsi que de superviser la production de séries dramatiques sociales réalistes comme Armchair Theatre et The Wednesday Play. Le site du Museum of Broadcast Communications décrit Newman comme « l'agent le plus important du développement de la fiction télévisuelle britannique ». Peu de temps après sa mort, sa notice nécrologique dans le journal The Guardian explique que « Pendant dix années brèves mais glorieuses, Sydney Newman… a été l'impresario le plus important de Grande-Bretagne… Sa mort ne marque pas seulement la fin d'une époque, mais aussi une invitation à se pencher sur toute une philosophie de l'art populaire ». Au Québec, en tant que commissaire de l'ONF, il suscita une controverse à propos de sa décision qui empêcha la distribution de plusieurs films politiquement sensibles faits par des réalisateurs canadiens français. (fr)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (1 de Abril de 1917 - 30 de Outubro de 1997) foi um realizador canadiano de filmes e televisão, que teve um papel pioneiro no drama da televisão britânica no fim dos anos 50 e 60. Depois do seu regresso ao Canadá em 1970, Newman foi apontado como Director de Encenação dos Broadcast Programs Branch para o Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) e depois dirigiu o National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Também ocupou uma posição sénior no Canadian Film Development Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation e atuou como conselheiro para o Secretário de Estado do Canadá. Durante o seu tempo na Grã-Bretanha nos anos 50 e 60, trabalhou primeiro com a Associated British Corporation, ou ABC (agora Thames Television), antes de se mudar para a BBC em 1962, dirigindo o lugar de Director de Drama em ambas as organizações. Durante esta fase da sua carreira, foi responsável por iniciar dois programas de televisão muito populares, a série de ficção científica The Avengers e a série de ficção científica Doctor Who, bem como supervisionar a produção do drama realístico social Armchair Theatre e The Wednesday Play. O website do Museum of Broadcast Communications descreve Newman como "o agente mais significativo no desenvolvimento do drama televisivo britânico". Pouco depois da sua morte, o seu obituário no jornal The Guardian declarou que "durante 10 curtos anos gloriosos, Sidney Newman...foi o mais importante empresário na Bretanha...A sua morte marca não só o fim de uma era mas o descanso de toda uma filosofia de arte popular". Em Quebec, enquanto comissário da NFB, atraiu controvérsia pela sua decisão em suprimir a distribuição de vários filmes politicamente sensíveis, de directores franco canadianos. (pt)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman (ur. 1 kwietnia 1917 w Toronto, zm. 30 października 1997 tamże) – kanadyjski producent filmowy i telewizyjny. Znany zwłaszcza jako twórca takich seriali jak Doktor Who oraz Rewolwer i melonik (org. The Avengers). Newman został odznaczony Orderem Kanady w 1981 roku. (pl)
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  • Sydney Cecil Newman (ur. 1 kwietnia 1917 w Toronto, zm. 30 października 1997 tamże) – kanadyjski producent filmowy i telewizyjny. Znany zwłaszcza jako twórca takich seriali jak Doktor Who oraz Rewolwer i melonik (org. The Avengers). Newman został odznaczony Orderem Kanady w 1981 roku. (pl)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. After his return to Canada in 1970, Newman was appointed Acting Director of the Broadcast Programs Branch for the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) and then head of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He also occupied senior positions at the Canadian Film Development Corporation and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and acted as an advisor to the Secretary of State. (en)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (1er avril 1917 - 30 octobre 1997) est un producteur canadien de films et de télévision, qui joue un rôle majeur pour les émissions télévisées britanniques de la fin des années 1950 à la fin des années 1960. Après son retour au Canada en 1970, Newman est nommé directeur par intérim des programmes radiodiffusés pour le conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC), puis chef de l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF). Il occupe également des postes importants au Canada Film Development Corporation, Société Radio-Canada et travaille comme conseiller auprès du Secrétaire d'État du Canada. (fr)
  • Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (1 de Abril de 1917 - 30 de Outubro de 1997) foi um realizador canadiano de filmes e televisão, que teve um papel pioneiro no drama da televisão britânica no fim dos anos 50 e 60. Depois do seu regresso ao Canadá em 1970, Newman foi apontado como Director de Encenação dos Broadcast Programs Branch para o Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) e depois dirigiu o National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Também ocupou uma posição sénior no Canadian Film Development Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation e atuou como conselheiro para o Secretário de Estado do Canadá. (pt)
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