Playback Fall 2017

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Can broader appeal and co-viewing keep Comedy laughing?

The channel is doubling down on a strategy that has served it well over 20 years, relying on syndicated and second-window hits to provide viewers with TV comfort food.

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Indigenous voices on the rise: Ryan McMahon

The Anishinaabe comedian, writer and podcaster on how scripted Indigenous stories can find traction with mainstream audiences.

Trevor Mack

Indigenous voices on the rise: Trevor Mack

With a second TIFF premiere under his belt, the Grandmother director is spying a move to TV.

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Amplifying Diversity – Playback Fall 2017

Interim editor Megan Haynes talks supporting Indigenous content in the first in a series of Playback features on underrepresented voices in Canadian media.

Roxann Whitebean

Indigenous voices on the rise: Roxann Whitebean

Keep your eye on the Thunder Blanket writer/director/producer, who is boldly tackling the personal, political and otherworldly to build her body of work.

Michelle Latimer

Indigenous voices rising: Michelle Latimer

Following the world premiere of her short Nuuca at TIFF, the Rise filmmaker talks finding wide audiences for Indigenous content.

Rezolution Pictures

Indigenous voices rising: Rezolution Pictures

Following the success of Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, the Montreal prodco is looking for international opportunities and to expand its series slate.

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Indigenous voices rising: Eagle Vision

Taken exec producers Lisa Meeches and Kyle Irving talk staying ahead of storytelling trends, using critical acclaim to build opportunities and the work that still needs to be done.

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Why diversity matters

Playback‘s fall issue dives into the business cases behind a more diverse entertainment industry and why it matters to the future of Canadian content.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Joel Thomas Hynes

The actor/writer/producer who is set to debut Little Dog on CBC this winter, has won high praise from the likes of Tassie Cameron and Sally Catto.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Rebecca Liddiard

Following her performances in MsLabelled, Houdini and Doyle and the upcoming Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Christina Jennings and Mary Harron on why the 26-year-old is a star in the making.

Akash Sherman

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Akash Sherman

At just 22, the writer/director and VFX whiz kid has caught the eye of Ari Lantos and others with his filmmaking vision and technical expertise.