Mark Dillon

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Best of the Year: Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films

How the Toronto companies are bringing U.S. drama series (and dollars) north of the border.

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Best of the Year: eOne

After refusing a takeover offer, the Toronto media company is looking to double the size of its business by 2020.

DHX Media celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 14, 2016 with a party, featuring The Goldmembers band, on the Degrassi backlot at DHX Studios in Toronto.

Retrospective: DHX Media

From Playback magazine: In 10 years, the kids content powerhouse has grown from being Canada’s East Coast entertainment outpost to a global producer, distributor and broadcaster.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Cyril Drabinsky

From Playback magazine: The executive who steered Deluxe Entertainment through a wholesale digital transition is plotting his next moves.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Ivan Fecan

The industry builder and Playback‘s 2010 Person of the Decade helped build the empire now known as Bell Media and oversaw CTV’s rise to the number one network.

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Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Peter Simpson

Simpson (1943-2007) was a major booster of Canadian talent during his 30-year career.

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Programmer of the Year: Sally Catto

Amidst two years of CBC corporate drama, Catto and her team developed a raft of new edgy series for 2015, proving the pubcaster could deliver on its premium-programming promise.

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Should indie films get more TV support?

From Playback magazine: The call for more homegrown feature films on Canadian TV has re-surged after the release of reports this summer from CAFDE and the Senate.

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Specialties @ 20: W Network

From Playback magazine: In the final story in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of W Network. (Hockey Wives pictured.)

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Specialties @ 20: Bravo

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Bravo.

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Specialties @ 20: Slice

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Slice. (Big Brother Canada pictured.)

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Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.