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Vampy web series Carmilla goes to season two


The campy vampire web series is fully financed by Kotex and produced by Smokebomb Entertainment and digital agency shift2.

Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Andra Sheffer


Digital pioneer Andra Sheffer is the Industry Builder inductee in the 2014-2015 edition of the Playback Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame.

NSI sees significant jump in online film fest entries in 2013-14


The festival’s success has prompted the NSI to examine a greater focus on under-10-minute shorts, CEO John Gill (pictured) told Playback Daily.

Media Company of the Year: Blue Ant Media


From Playback magazine: Expanding across borders and mediums, this multi-platform upstart made a big impression in 2014.

Women in the Director’s Chair 2014 participants announced


Directors selected for this year’s edition of the program include Reem Morsi and Rebecca Gibson.

ComedyCoup enters the homestretch


With the five finalists announced, CineCoup’s J. Joly (pictured) explains how the film and TV versions of the accelerator program have differed in participation and audience engagement.

Rogers courting startups


The telco has launched Rogers Ignite to help discover and attract companies with innovative products and services.

Secret Location, Touchpoint Films partner on Whatever Linda


The new web series will screen with proprietary tech that allows viewers to share clips and stills while viewing.

Web series seeks out Where Cool Came From


The first two seasons of the series also include hour-long television components set to air on ichannel.

YouTube’s David Brown on ‘direct-to-fan’ online success


“What we’re seeing are folks who are very talented creators, but have evolved how they create content and how they distribute content,” the Google exec told Playback Daily.

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Deluxe Toronto’s Diane Cuthbert, Katie Docherty, Amanda Champion, Rhonda Lockwood of Kodak and Deluxe Toronto’s Nick Iannelli at the reception before the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Yani Macute