Blackstone

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How Damon Vignale transitioned to showrunning on The Murders

Vignale catches up with Playback to discuss his inspiration for his new Citytv show and the process behind creating a multi-layered story.

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Netflix picks up Blackstone

All five seasons of the Prairie Dog Film + Television-produced series will head to the streamer this month.

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CBC acquires three seasons of Blackstone

The APTN series from Prairie Dog Film + Television will have an afterlife on the public broadcaster.

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Schitt’s Creek, Room lead CSA nominations

The CBC comedy received 14 TV nominations while Room received the most film nods with 11. (Schitt’s Creek pictured.)

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Blackstone to end after season five

The final season of the Prairie Dog Film + Television drama will bow on APTN on Nov. 3.

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Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Gordon Tootoosis

Playback’s latest inductee in the Posthumous category is Tootoosis, whose on- and off-camera work helped shift perceptions and create a new dialogue for aboriginal actors in Canada.

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Motive, Eadweard top 2015 Leo noms

Motive (pictured) leads all other dramatic series with 21 nods, while Kyle Rideout’s feature Eadweard received 15 nominations including best motion picture.

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Stephen King miniseries to land in Toronto for May

The Toronto-shot miniseries from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television will shoot through October in Toronto. (Sarah Gadon pictured.)

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Cameras roll on fifth season of APTN’s Blackstone

The latest cycle from Prairie Dog Film + Television is shooting in Edmonton through June 2015.

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Cineflix Rights picks up int’l rights to Blackstone

The deal with PPI Releasing will see the APTN drama shopped to international broadcasters beyond North America.

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How Blackstone gives a TV reckoning to real-life drama

Showrunner Ron E. Scott tells Playback Daily he’s “putting the big blocks in” as he grabs recent headlines to develop a fifth season of Blackstone for APTN.

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Tantoo Cardinal to be honoured by ACTRA Toronto

Cardinal will be presented with an award of excellence at the 2015 ACTRA Awards Gala in Toronto on Feb. 20.