Comedy Network orders Corner Gas reboot
A new animated season of the beloved comedy is heading to the specialty channel.
Thirty years of industry evolution
It’s our birthday, we’ll throwback if we want to! Playback is celebrating its anniversary, so we’re counting down the major industry milestones and players. First up, the ’80s.
One step forward, one step back
Original Playback editor Mark Smyka reflects back on how the industry has changed…and how it’s stayed the same.
ABC greenlights Thunderbird series Somewhere Between
The Vancouver-shot drama series, which is based on a South Korean format, was given a straight-to-series order.
Column: Will Canada’s new tech talent strategy be a boon to entertainment?
Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio on how Canada’s media industries could benefit from new federal initiatives.
Check out Playback’s Best of the Year winners
What did it take to make this year’s list? Killer growth strategies, diversification and strong partnerships, for starters.
Photo gallery: CMPA year-end party
Check out who made it to the association’s holiday gathering to toast 2016.
Howie Mandel to host 2017 CSAs
The America’s Got Talent judge is the latest Canadian comedian to emcee the annual awards show.
Zaib Shaikh on managing Toronto’s growth
The city’s film commissioner and director of entertainment industries discusses training up talent, finding space and planning for more production record-breaking years.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2016
Murdoch Mysteries is at #13, with Kim’s Convenience at #24 and Heartland at #28.
Best of the Year: Home To Win
Canada’s newest specialty reality series took a cue from superheroes – packing stars into one show – and watched the viewers and sponsors pour in.
David Brown named CEO of Blue Ant-owned Omnia Media
Brown, the former head of YouTube Canada, has joined the L.A.-based company alongside three additional executives.