Best of the year: Kirstine Stewart


The EVP of CBC English Services tells Mark Dillon about the challenges of her new role and cultivating a slate of Cancon that Canadians want to watch.

DHX Media posts lower Q1 earnings, despite higher revenues


The Canadian producer bolstered its revenue line with higher producer fees and service production business.

Best of the Year: Christine Shipton


Shaw Media’s VP of original content talks about her approach to commissioning great shows and programming highlights of 2011.

CRTC hands Bell a penalty over mobile sports programming


Ruling on a January 2011 complaint filed by Telus, the regulator says Bell’s exclusive mobile-content deals with the NHL and NFL run contrary to its new media policy, a claim Bell refutes.

Astral Media on Canadian film acquisition: ‘Our business model has not changed’


The broadcaster responds to CAFDE’s assertion that its pay TV licence fees have declined in recent years, and refutes Alliance’s claim that it was not interested in carrying Breakaway.

Best of the Year: marblemedia


The Toronto-based prodco is Playback‘s Transmedia producer of the year. Read on to find out how they are innovating in media’s newest storytelling space.

Barbara Haynes named 2011 Sondra Kelly award winner


Haynes will use the $6,000 towards the development of her series Secretary Day.

Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson star in Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable


The project is Nadda’s follow-up to Cairo Time, which won the best Canadian feature prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Keri Levinsky joins MGM


Effective Monday, Levinsky is director, Canada television distribution at MGM.

RedLab takes on Evil, new workflows


REDLABdigital president, Johnny Megalos, talks to Playback Daily about designing new workflows for the Toronto-shot 3D franchise flick, Resident Evil: Retribution.

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