Amber Dowling

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Playback Hall of Fame inductee Susanne Boyce: Bringing Canada to the World

Whether building broadcast networks or creating legendary franchises, for Boyce it was always about the audience.


UBCP/ACTRA urges reform for child performer income regulations in B.C.

ACTRA’s B.C. arm is soliciting signatures and calling for new regulations for child performers and their future investments.

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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: JJ Neepin

PRESENTED BY CBC: JJ Neepin is stepping into a new era in her filmmaking career, primed to tell hopeful stories from an Indigenous perspective.


Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Rob Michaels

PRESENTED BY CBC: The Iraqi-Canadian writer and creator has been rapidly rising behind the scenes. Now, Michaels is setting his sights on increasing Middle Eastern representation in Canadian TV.


Shark Teeth Films expands original factual franchise

Toronto-based prodco debuts second season of Secrets In The Ice alongside incoming series Secrets of Big Data and Secrets in The Jungle.


Playback Film Summit to address Canadian challenges

Participants in the inaugural two-day event next week will hear from leading producers, sales agents, distributors, funders, financiers and industry organizations addressing both challenges and opportunities.


Iconic Canadian franchise shuttered after 17 years

Creator Brent Butt and executive producer Virginia Thompson wind down franchise with the series finale of Corner Gas Animated.

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Enderby Entertainment expands into NFT space

Company co-founder Rick Dugdale launches VUELE as an additional revenue stream for the industry, and drops first NFT feature film Zero Contact starring Anthony Hopkins.


How Saint-Narcisse brought Bruce LaBruce to the mainstream

The Canadian filmmaker pulls back the curtain on making his biggest budget film to-date ahead of its Toronto release.


D360 pushes into formats with upcoming fall slate

The distributor delves into format sales following its move to scripted earlier this year.

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Schitt’s Creek co-creator inks partnership deal with Netflix

Dan Levy’s first project with Netflix – after his comedy series set a record for most Emmy wins in a single season last year – is a rom-com feature he will write, direct, produce and star in.


CBC teams with Leslie Norville, P.K. Subban and Sandy Hudson for docuseries

Northwood Entertainment’s Miranda de Pencier and multi-hyphenate Nelson George will also produce the series, which is actively seeking eight Black Canadian directors for January 2022 production.