William Weintraub was educated at McGill University and began his career as a reporter at The Montreal Gazette in the 1950s, then moved to Weekend magazine. His film career spans decades including his work at the National Film Board where he served either as writer, producer and/or director on more than 150 productions. He is usually remembered for the 1993 documentary The Rise and Fall of English Montreal which dealt with the migration of English Quebeckers out of the province that began in the 1960s and accelerated rapidly after the 1976 election of the separatist Parti Québecois. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003. The citation reads: “As a journalist, author, filmmaker and lecturer, William Weintraub has played a major role in our country`s artistic and intellectual life”. These are his credits as a screenwriter.
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Features & TV Movies:
Road of Iron (1955)
Twilight of an Era: 1934-1939 (1960)
Learning Ringette (1982)
The Rise and Fall of English Montreal (1993)