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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Boat Rocker acquires Proper Television, Proper Rights

Proper execs Lesia Capone and Cathie James become co-presidents under the terms of the new deal, which follows the passing of founder and president Guy O’Sullivan in April.

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Canadians bask in Handmaid’s Tale Emmy afterglow

Producers on the series reflect on a wild week that saw the Margaret Atwood story make Emmy history just as production started on season two.

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Global orders more Private Eyes

The eOne drama adds a third season to its roster, with 12 episodes in development.

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Frontier goes to season three

The original series from Take the Shot Productions and ASAP Entertainment is greenlit for another season as its second sets to premiere.

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The science of standing out: Playback Fall 2016

A note from Playback editor Katie Bailey as she heads out on a mat leave and how this fall’s issue reflects Canadian content creators’ desire and ability to stand out in the crowd.

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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.)