Mark Dillon

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Aaron Douglas – Actor

Aaron Douglas is not your typical leading man. But then The Bridge is not your typical cop show.

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Gunn gets ready for Games 2.0

It might not be difficult to turn a profit in the casual gaming market, but Nathon Gunn is gunning for more with his new venture, Social Game Universe.

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A new online approach

Cross-platform media strategist Gavin McGarry has a thought for producers and broadcasters: maybe TV programs aren’t meant for the Internet after all.

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nextMEDIA slides into Banff

If the Banff World Television Festival is cutting edge, then nextMEDIA is bleeding edge.

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Interactive sector bullish on CMF – so far

To producers of pure interactive media, the most worrisome aspect of bringing together the Canada New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund into one financing body was the belief that, going forward, all digital projects eligible for support would have to be tied to a TV program.

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30th Rockies fest focuses on the biz

The Banff World Television Festival has never seen a prolonged economic slump on par with the current recession, but organizers of the 30th anniversary edition plan to address the challenging times head-on at this year’s conference.

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Hockey casters innovate in face-off for online eyeballs

The 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs are proving to be a breakout when it comes to online offerings, as each Canuck broadcaster tries its own digital power play. Whether it’s online video streaming or offering up new forms of digital content, the casters are pulling out all the stops in a bid to keep hockey fans engaged right up until Lord Stanley’s Mug is hoisted in June.

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Number two: E1 leaps onto the charts

The new kid on the block in Playback’s ranking of indie prodcos is E1 Entertainment. Well, sort of.

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Bucking the trend: Carmody’s business up all ’round

Last year was disastrous for Toronto service production, due to a threatened Screen Actors Guild strike, an on-par Canadian dollar, and the trend of the city losing out to Vancouver on major projects.

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Atom Egoyan: 25 years of making movies

Over the past quarter century, Atom Egoyan has accomplished something few others have – he has sustained a career making independent feature films that screen around the world. Given the collapsing global market for indie movies, it is a feat even fewer of the younger generation of filmmakers will be able to emulate.

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Cronenberg on Egoyan

Their names are often mentioned in the same breath.

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A match made in heaven

A filmmaker needs a savvy producer-champion to help navigate the cruel waters of the commercial film industry, and Atom Egoyan is fortunate to have tied his boat to Robert Lantos early in his career.