Katie Bailey

Katie Bailey (@katie_bailey) is the editor and content director at Playback. Following previous stints at sister Brunico publication Media in Canada and at Playback, she returned to Playback in 2013 to take on the content director role. She'd feel more guilty about the amount of TV she watches on a daily basis, but hey, it's work.

Contact Katie by sending an email to kbailey@brunico.com

Articles by Katie Bailey


Shaw Communications to lay off 400

TV

The cable and telco is reorganizing its enterprise and consumer-facing business units while leaving Shaw Media as a standalone unit.



2014 Showrunner Bootcamp-ers announced

TV

Four peer-nominated TV writers are set to double down in L.A. this week as the third annual CFC/Bell Media professional development program kicks off.



Schitt’s Creek starts production, adds cast

TV

The Eugene Levy-helmed comedy is shooting in Toronto through June and has added five key new cast members.



CBC announces next-season pickups and renewals

TV

New comedy Schitt’s Creek and drama Strange Empire are on tap, along with a full season for Canada’s Smartest Person and the addition of Frantic Films’ Of All Places.



In the writer’s room: Michael Arndt

FILM

Ahead of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this weekend, Playback speaks with New York-based screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3).



HGTV Canada renews Timber Kings

TV

The original series from Paperny Entertainment is the highest-rated series in the channel’s history, according to Shaw Media.



Shaw Media orders more Vikings

TV

Shaw Media has greenlit a further 10 episodes of the historical drama, coproduced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions. (Katheryn Winnick pictured)



Bang Bang Baby wraps principal photography

FILM

Producer Daniel Bekerman (pictured) discusses his latest project, which completed a 20-day shoot at Cinespace Studios in Toronto this week.



Electus’ Laura Caraccioli on the art of brand translation

TVWEB

At today’s 2014 BCON Expo in Toronto, Electus’ president of content marketing (pictured) discusses how being embedded in the writers room leads to better “brand-inspired” content.



Halfire hires Julie Hope as COO

TV

The former Insight Productions exec (pictured) takes on the top finance job at Noreen Halpern’s prodco.

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