Angelica Babiera

Angelica Babiera is a staff reporter for Playback and previously worked at Village Media Inc., where she was a civic reporter for GuelphToday and EloraFergusToday. A graduate of York University's English and Professional Writing program, specializing in journalism, she's also been a Metroland Media Group reporter covering various beats for the Orangeville Banner and Erin Advocate. Her career has also seen her freelance writing for various publications, and working in social media and marketing.

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CBC’s Sort Of tops DGC Awards TV nominations

The Porter, Yellowjackets and Transplant also earned nominations for the DGC Awards.

Shane Belcourt’s Warrior Strong goes to action in Northern Ontario

L.A.-based Quiver Distribution has acquired global rights to the film and plans to secure international sales at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Hot Sheet: Three Canadian series hit national TV chart

The Amazing Race Canada continues to dominate, while Departure and Race Against the Tide make the top 30.

micro_scope acquires rights to Alain Farah novel

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Philippe Falardeau is set to direct and write the screenplay in collaboration with Farah.

Metafilms feature doc launches production in Japan

Mama no himitsu marks the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Laurence Lévesque.

Mary Harron’s Dalíland to world premiere as TIFF’s closing gala

Canadian filmmaker Mary Harron returns to the festival after her limited series Alias Grace had its debut at TIFF in 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Demand for summer faves stays steady

Three Ontario-shot series maintained their spots on the top 10 digital originals list for the week of July 18 to 24.

CBC, Ngozi Paul expand FreeUp! Emancipation Day special

Paul talks about building on the partnership for the special and how the relationship with CBC began.

Telefilm allocates $12.8M to 21 English market films

The features were selected from more than 300 submissions to the 2022 production program. (Update: this story corrects erroneous information about The Invisibles.)

Netflix’s The Swimmers to open TIFF’s 47th edition

The Sally El Hosaini refugee drama is the second Netflix title to open TIFF after David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King in 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Departure season two makes national top 10

Meanwhile, The Amazing Race Canada continues to lead TV ratings in Canada for the week of July 11 to 17.

Fae Pictures’ Queen Tut set for action in Toronto

Cameras will start rolling on the queer immigration tale, directed by Egyptian-Canadian Reem Morsi, in August.