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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Forte, Headtrip ink deal with WB for Snapshots format

The recently greenlit kids series for Kids’ CBC has a head start on world travel.

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IndieCan inks unique charitable partnership for The Adventure Club

The distributor has acquired Canadian rights to the family feature from Trilight and is working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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Canadian Cinema Editors fete the best of the year

The annual awards gala saw editors on projects including Guantanamo’s Child, River (pictured), Texas Rising and Hannibal recognized for their careful eye.

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Chris Bell joins eOne Television

The former Corus programming exec is now on board in a VP role with the Toronto-based producer and distributor.

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Allarco creditor protection puts productions in limbo

The Super Channel operator’s recent filing reveals a business model under multiple pressures, with the burden of blame placed on the cost of programming.

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CTV to end Canada AM after 43 seasons

The staple of CTV’s morning lineup will end Friday June 3, with Beverly Thomson and Marci Ien moving to new positions in the company.

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Trina McQueen joins TVO board

Veteran broadcast exec Trina McQueen has joined the pubcaster’s board as vice-chair.

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CineCoup’s Hellmington goes into production

The third feature film from the accelerator program has set up shop in North Bay, ON.

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The diversity puzzle

While the calls for gender parity in the industry grow and it struggles to respond, Playback looks at the progress already made – and asks whether an even bigger issue is on the horizon.

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Anne Wheeler to receive DGC lifetime achievement award

The director will be among four recipients of special awards at the organization’s fall gala.

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Upfronts ’16: CBC tables a ‘transitional’ 2016/2017 schedule

As the pubcaster enters its third upfront under its premium-focused programming strategy, it continues to seek balance between new series, second chances and long-running hits.

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2016 Indie List: The year in review

Companies with a global, diversified approach continue to have an edge, but smaller indies are seeing success with projects attracting big stars and world-wide attention.