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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.