How to bring a Mennonite mob drama to TV
Pure creator Michael Amo on his inspiration for the soon-to-premiere series and why the small-town Canadian setting has global appeal.
BBTV expands into new markets
The Vancouver-based multi-channel network led by Shahrzad Rafati launched today in eight countries across Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Remembering Canadian production designer Rob Gray
The award-winning creative behind Fido and Sons of Liberty died on Dec. 21, 2016.
TVO unveils Canada 150 programming
Several docs will have their world premieres on the pubcaster, including a new documentary from Alan Zweig.
Remembering TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall
The Canadian film and television industry leader died on Jan. 1 at age 77.
Playback’s most popular stories of 2016
By all accounts it was a crazy year: major acquisitions, government consultations and regulatory changes. Take a look at our top-10 stories from the past year.
Camilla MacEachern on attracting production to the North
Snow, 24-hour sunlight and the need for more talent: The film commissioner for the Northwest Territories on the challenges and benefits of filming in the region.
Global sets Mary Kills People premiere
The original drama, created by Tara Armstrong, is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures, in association with Corus Entertainment.
CBC orders more Kim’s Convenience
Season one of the comedy, produced by Thunderbird Entertainment in association with Soulpepper, has garnered big ratings for the pubcaster.
Comedy Network orders Corner Gas reboot
A new animated season of the beloved comedy is heading to the specialty channel.
Juste la Fin du Monde advances in Oscar race
The Xavier Dolan film is one of nine in the running for a Foreign Language Academy Award nomination.
Howie Mandel to host 2017 CSAs
The America’s Got Talent judge is the latest Canadian comedian to emcee the annual awards show.