The Story Girl Earns Her Name

The Story Girl Earns Her Name is episode two of the first season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 2 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 14 January 1990 and on the Disney Channel on 12 March 1990. It was written by Heather Conkie and directed by Bruce Pittman. It was preceded by “The Journey Begins” and followed by “The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), Cedric Smith (Alec King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King). Guest stars include R.H. Thomson (Jasper Dale), John Gilbert (Mr. Campbell), and Barbara Gordon (Mrs. Ray).

A novelization by Gail Hamilton, as volume 2 of the Road to Avonlea book series, was published in Canada in 1991 and the United States in 1992.

Home Video: Road to Avonlea, Volume 1. A Sullivan Films Production. Astral Communications, 1990. Road to Avonlea: The Story Girl Earns Her Name/Dreamer of Dreams. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2001.

DVD: Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2002. Tales from Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Disney Presents. Walt Disney Home Video, 2005. Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season / Les Contes d’Avonlea: L’intégrale de la première saison. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King], CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]
MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia King]
ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

With JOHN GILBERT [Mr. Campbell]

BARBARA GORDON [Mrs. Ray]

Special Guest Star: R.H. THOMSON [Jasper Dale]

Art Direction: PERRI GORRARA
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MARTHA MANN
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Written by HEATHER CONKIE
Story Editor: LUCIE HALL
Edited by JAMES LAHTI
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN, CATHY JOHNSON
Executive Producers: KEVIN SULLIVAN, TRUDY GRANT
Directed by BRUCE PITTMAN

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Jasper Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Mr. Campbell: JOHN GILBERT
Mrs. Ray: BARBARA GORDON
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Andrew King: JOEL BLAKE
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Peter Craig: MIKLOS PERLUS
Clemmie Ray: GILLIAN STEEVE
Sally Potts: TARA MEYER
Jane Spry: VALENTINA CARDINALLI
Mrs. Potts: MAJA ARDAL
Mr. Beatty: TOM BISHOP
Mr. Lawson: LES CARLSON
Maitre d’: JIM FEATHER
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Mr. Biggins: CHICK ROBERTS
Mrs. Sloane: SANDRA SCOTT
Hotel Manager: ROBERT GALBRAITH
Edward Ray: MARC WORDEN [Uncredited]
Mrs. Tarbrush: DENISE FERGUSSON [Uncredited]

Line Producer: LEN D’AGOSTINO
Production Manager: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
1st Asst. Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Asst. Director: ROCCO GISMONDI
3rd Asst. Director: ROSE TEDESCO
2nd Unit Asst. Dir.: ERIC BANZ
Camera Operator: GORDON LANGEVIN
Location Manager: JOSEPH BOCCIA
Assistant Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Script Supervisor: DOROTHY PFAHL
1st Asst. Art Dir.: NANCEY PANKIW
2nd Asst. Art Dir.: SUSIE MAH
Drafting: TOM DOHERTY, BARBRA MATIS
Head Set Decorator: DAN CONLEY
Set Decorators: ELENA KENNEY, JARO DICK
Set Dresser: DAVID JAQUEST
Property Master: J. TRACY BUDD
Assistant Property Master: TORY BELLINGHAM
Make-up Design: LINDA L. GILL
Assistant Make-up Artist: MARILYN TERRY
Second Unit Make-up Artists: CARMEN DODARO, DOROTHY SMITH
Hairdresser: PAUL ELLIOT
Asst. Hairdresser: KELLY BRENNAN
2nd Unit Hairdresser: CAROL MARINOFF
Assistant Costume Designer: MADELEINE STEWART
Wardrobe Mistress: MICHELE HARNEY
1st Asst. Wardrobe: KAREN RENAULT
Sewer: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Head Cutter: EVAN AYOTTE
Prod. Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Asst. Prod. Accountant: ELAINE SCOTT
Payroll Clerk: MARGIE SCHNEIDERMAN
Prod. Coordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Prod. Secretary: DAWN L. SINKO
Prod. Assistant: DAN MATTHEWS
Trainee Asst. Dir.: GRANT LUCIBELLO
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: DEBBIE CARTMERE
2nd Unit D.O.P.: ROBERT SAAD
Second Unit Sound Recordist: PETER SHEWCHUK
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: KEN PORTER
Gaffer: GARY W. DENEAULT
Rigging Gaffer: ROBERT CONDIE
Best Boy: MICHAEL GALBRAITH
Electricians: BARRY GOODWIN, JIM GASH
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: RANDY TAMBLING
Second Grip: MIKE KIRILENKO
Grips: RON RENZETTI, ROBERT RICE
Trans. Coordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captains: BRUCE RAYMER, TIM HILTS, WILLIAM LEEKING
Honeywagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Craft Service: PAUL TEMPLE
Catering: MICHAELSON’S FOOD SERVICES, CANADA INC.
Extras Casting: ROSE LEWIS CASTING
Sarah Polley’s Tutor: LAUREL BRESNAHAN
Children’s Coordinators: LAURIE FARRANCE, AEDEN LANGEVIN
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY, GENEVIEVE KIERANS, CAROL MARKS-GEORGE
Stunt Coordinator: DENNIS CHRISTENSEN
Stunts: THE STUNT TEAM, ALISON KEMSIES, KATHY McMORROW, MATTHEW VAN HART
Construction Coordinator: WIETS JEKEL
Head Carpenters: JACOB HAAK, PATRICK McCAFFERY
Key Scenic Artist: REET PUHM
Scenic Artists: NORMAN KELNER, MELISSA MORGAN-KELNER
Post Production Supervisor: GREGOR HUTCHISON
Post Prod. Asst.: ANNE COBBAN
Asst. Editor: VICTORIA ROSE
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIMOTHY ROBERTS
Asst. Sound Editor: KRIS ENGEL
Foley Artist: DONNA POWELL
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Asst. Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Music Assistant: DONALD QUAN
Music Recorded by HAYWARD PARROTT
Musical Orchestration: JOHN WELSMAN, GLENN MORLEY
Video Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colorist: BILL FERWERDA
Series Developed by FIONA McHUGH

Orchestra Conducted by GLENN MORLEY

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services Provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
PICKERING VILLAGE MUSEUM
PFA FILM AND VIDEO LABORATORIES
VIDEO ATLANTIC
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE
BIRD AND ANIMALS INC.
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP

The characters and incidents portrayed in
this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or
dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced by
Story Girl Productions Inc.
in association with
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Disney Channel
and with the participation of
Telefilm Canada

© Story Girl Productions Inc.
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