Emily Claire Afan

Emily is a staff writer at Playback who gets especially excited when covering gaming, interactive and digital. She comes from Playback's sister publication KidScreen, spending three years covering licensing & merchandising, retail and interactive trends. She also worked in consumer publishing for a lot of magazines with the word "Canadian" in their titles. Emily is often mocked for her nerdy tendencies, mostly by Playback editor Brendan Christie. She's okay with this and her acceptance is reinforced on Twitter: @EmilyClaireAfan

Contact Emily Claire by sending an email to emily@playback.brunico.com

Articles by Emily Claire Afan
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Telefilm promotes Godbout

Marie-France Godbout steps into her new role as the funding body’s national feature film executive for the French market.


Harold Greenberg Fund awards $25,000 for marketing

Four films have landed support from HGF’s new marketing program, all of which show potential for kick-starting careers and commercial success, the Fund’s John Galway says.


Rue Morgue Cinema readies first feature

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh lands its lead actor; writer/director Rodrigo Gudino shares his plans on how he’ll leverage Rue Morgue’s horror empire to promote the film.

Sunflower Hour

VIFF stocks up on Canadian titles for 2011 fest

Nearly a quarter of the films at the Vancouver International Film Festival are homegrown, including a raft of documentaries.

Mr Young

Mr. Young, Justin Time head to Disney worldwide

The kids series from Thunderbird Films and Guru Studio have found homes on Disney XD and Disney Junior, respectively.

SARAH GADON in The Endings

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Sarah Gadon

With two David Cronenberg movies already under her belt, this young actor is already making a splash internationally.

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Eco-prize to debut at Planet in Focus fest

The Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival tees up cash prizing for filmmakers looking for more “green.”


Film trio lands equity support from Harold Greenberg Fund

Whizbang Films’ Cottage Country is among three features receiving support through the Fund’s Equity Investment Program.

Blake Tohana

Ex-Magna Entertainment exec joins Marblemedia

Blake Tohana has been named to the dual role of CFO and COO at the Toronto-based prodco.


NFB uses security tech to create dance film ORA

Executive producer Rene Chenier talks to Playback about using Lockheed Martin’s infrared technology to create ORA, opening at TIFF.

Celine 3 Boys and a New Show

OWN Canada fall sked sees returning Canadian series

Rounding out OWN’s returning Canadian fare is a new Celine Dion special.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 Programs (Aug. 22 – 28, 2011)

Hot Sheet: Top 20 Programs (Aug. 22 – 28, 2011)