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The Back Page: Your map to transmedia success

From our print issue: Sean Patrick O’Reilly takes over the Playback Back Page with a handy map for creating a “unified and coordinated entertainment experience.”

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Transmedia: Bloody good business? Part 2

From our print issue: as transmedia and multi-platform content grows, Playback takes a look at how prodcos are turning this new opportunity into bank.

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Transmedia: Bloody good business? Part 1

From our print issue: as transmedia and multi-platform content grows, Playback takes a look at how prodcos are turning this new opportunity into bank.

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Getting a grip on transmedia: Playback’s spring 2014 issue

Our spring issue is packed to the pixels with profiles and features on the digital media landscape in Canada today.

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Weekly roundup: Online projects, acquisitions and greenlights

This week’s batch of briefs includes news ofVersus Valerie’s YouTube debut, Breakthrough’s acquisition of Shanghai Gypsy and Tricon’s The Next Star getting a sixth season order (Versus Valerie’s Hannah Spear pictured).

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Ricky, Julian and Bubbles launch online network

SwearNet, from the Trailer Park Boys actors Mike Smith, Robb Wells, and John Paul Tremblay, is touted as being like a regular TV network but with lots of cussing (Swearnet pictured).

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Hot Docs to highlight “rule breakers and innovators”

Organizers of the upcoming Toronto doc conference and fest will spotlight tech-savvy filmmakers such as keynote Ondi Timoner (pictured) and will introduce a transmedia pitching contest, Connect the Docs.

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Kirstine Stewart on how CBC’s premiere week fared

The EVP of English services tells Playback the pubcaster is happy with the seasonal start of programming, which included a soft series debuts of Cracked but a record start for former City property Murdoch Mysteries (pictured).

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Quebecor Fund backs Quebec versions of The Voice, Dragon’s Den

Non-fiction projects, including adaptations of these successful English-language programs, dominate the latest batch of Quebecor Fund’s main television production assistance program.

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Michael Polis exits DHX Media-owned Wildbrain Entertainment

While Polis (pictured) has left his position as Wildbrain’s president and DHX’s EVP of branded entertainment and consumer products, he will continue to lead DHX’s transmedia kids IP UMIGO project.

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Kolody expands cross-platform entertainment offerings

The Toronto-based company is developing a lifestyle factual series, a transmedia app and a platform for app-isodes under the leadership of partner Colin Turnbull (pictured).

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CMPA partners with Ryerson’s RTA for transmedia training

The program will offer 18 producers the opportunity to complete five-month job placements at Ontario-based transmedia prodcos.