Best of the Year 2017

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How Sinking Ship’s Annedroids broke the mould

The unique female-led STEM series, and Playback’s Kids Show of the Year, achieved global reach in 2017.

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Les Films Seville’s sequel successes

A pair of police comedies helped Playback’s Distributor of the Year thrive in an increasingly challenging exhibition market.

Anne

An Anne for our times

A darker, contemporary twist on a classic helped this CBC/Netflix series, and Playback’s TV show of the year, resonate globally during turbulent times.

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Letterkenny has it all ‘figgered’ out

A story of media, merch and microbrews: Letterkenny is Playback’s best-marketed TV brand of 2017.

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Sienna Films flexes its creative muscles

With two shows travelling the world, more projects in the wings, and Kew Media’s recent endorsement, Playback’s Prodco of the Year is gearing up for an even bigger 2018.

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Obomsawin’s 2017: ‘I feel that Canadians are listening now’

Playback‘s Filmmaker of the Year completed her 50th film in as many years and spearheaded the NFB’s plan to bring about representational parity for Indigenous creators.

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Tassie Cameron’s prolific strategy

Seven shows in 18 months, international acclaim for her killer ideas and a budding prodco – what can’t Playback‘s Person of the Year do?

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Hitting a high note at Bell Media

Playback’s annual Best of the Year issue kicks off with Randy Lennox, the new president of Bell Media bringing a “Bat Out of Hell” approach to TV.