Mark Dillon

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Articles by Mark Dillon
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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.

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Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.

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Why Cinespace is betting on 3doo

From Playback magazine: The studio operator looks to monetize a new sector with its stake in a streaming platform offering indie content in cutting-edge digital formats.

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Is the Canadian biz ready for Ultra HD? – Part 2

Ultra HD stands to be the next standard video format. Playback magazine looks at whether Canadian producers, broadcasters and post houses are ready to take it on. (Helix pictured)

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Is the Canadian biz ready for Ultra HD? – Part 1

Ultra HD stands to be the next standard video format. Playback magazine looks at whether Canadian producers, broadcasters and post houses are ready to take it on. (Suits pictured)

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Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Lyse Lafontaine

Lafontaine has made an indelible mark on Canadian cinema, with producing credits that include Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Leolo and Xavier Dolan’s upcoming feature.