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
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CRTC overhauls indie production fund framework

The CRTC has delivered on its promise to make key changes to the provisions governing Certified Independent Production Funds, including funding triggers, points and co-venture eligibility.

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Working out Workin’ Moms

Why creator-director-producer and star Catherine Reitman (pictured) calls CBC the “perfect home” for the series and how it will target a co-viewing audience.

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Private Eyes earns season two order

Following a breakout first season, the Global TV series from eOne will get an increased order.

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Jam Filled looks to acquire Arc Productions assets

The newly acquired Boat Rocker Media subsidiary has entered an agreement to acquire “substantially all of the business” of the troubled animation studio.

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Boat Rocker Ventures invests in U.S. media site The Outline

The division of Boat Rocker Media has boarded the first round of funding for tech-journalism guru Joshua Topolsky’s new project.

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Trekking toward pick-and-pay

Behind Bell Media’s big Star Trek win and why high-profile deals and international relationships matter more than ever in TV today.

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Killjoys, Dark Matter prove their mettle for Space

Final data shows both series outperforming their 2015 premieres, earning close to half a million viewers each. (Dark Matter pictured.)

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Tatiana Maslany up for another Emmy

The Orphan Black star adds to her long list of achievements with her second Emmy nomination in a row and Thomas Middleditch gets a nod for lead actor in a comedy series. (Updated.)

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Banff ’16: For the love of the game

Day three at the Banff World Media Festival sees HBO dominate the session lineup, with key execs discussing talent-attraction strategies and new series.

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Banff ’16: The elusive quest to define the future of Cancon

Canada’s top programming execs take a stab at reading TV’s tea leaves and end up debating the definition of Cancon and strategies for future success.

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Randy Lennox makes his mark at Bell Media

Who’s the man driving original programming at the broadcaster, and what’s his plan? Playback speaks to Lennox following his first upfront to find out.