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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Kirstine Stewart to head media for World Economic Forum

The high-profile Canadian exec has been named to the executive committee of the WEF as head of media, entertainment and information sectors.

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365 days to ’100 Days to Victory’

BGM founder Julie Bristow explains how the premium WWI docudrama went from start to the MIPCOM finish line in just over a year.

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MIPCOM: Can Facebook launch a new genre?

Bunim/Murray’s The Real World is being relaunched as a Facebook-exclusive format and series, customized for the Watch platform.

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DHX, Mattel get Polly in broadcasters’ pockets

The companies announced the sale of the kids animated property to 16 broadcasters internationally.

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MIPCOM: ITV’s Carolyn McCall on cozying up to the consumer

The CEO of ITV discussed the company’s new three-year strategy, which will see it zero in on the direct-to-consumer relationship.

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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.

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Scott Moore to exit Rogers

The longtime broadcast exec, most recently president at Sportsnet, will leave at the end of the month.

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Ken MacDonald to retire from Discovery

After a 15-year career at the factual net, MacDonald will be stepping down as GM and VP of Discovery Networks later this year.

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Playback Fall 2018: Fresh faces taking Canadian film to new places

Reflecting on the recent evolution in Canadian indie film, celebrating rising talent and saying goodbye to an influential industry executive.

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2018 5 to Watch: Babe Nation

From its web series for Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaha to its first $2-million feature, the Toronto prodco is working to put women’s stories front and centre.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.