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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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.

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Rex Tasker, NFB Atlantic founder, dies at 85

The producer and filmmaker helped reshape the NFB in the 1970s, opening an East Coast regional office to foster local filmmaking and storytelling.

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Creating co-view chemistry with Just Like Mom and Dad

Marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and the series’ broadcast partners discuss why the game show is hitting all the right family-viewing notes.

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Vertical Entertainment acquires The Reckoning for U.S.

Barry Avrich’s follow up to his 2010 film Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project will be released stateside later this year.

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Roku to debut its AVOD channel in Canada

Although it has no plans to start pumping out originals, the company is putting content at the core of its engagement strategy.

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Is better media measurement on the horizon?

Numeris, Canada’s TV ratings measurement service, announces the development of a new tool to give advertisers and broadcasters a better understanding of audience viewing habits.

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Cooking up new opportunities for Ricardo

Veteran producer and broadcast exec Lee Herberman talks to Playback about joining Quebec-based Ricardo Media as it eyes expansion into English Canada.

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Season two of Burden of Truth underway

The Kristin Kreuk-starrer has cameras rolling in Winnipeg ahead of its U.S. debut on the CW later this month, with some new faces behind the camera and in the writers’ room.

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Regulator approves WOW takeover of Comedy Gold

The Commission also approved a tangible benefits package worth 10% of the transaction, as well as a requested adjustment to the channel’s existing CPE.