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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NSI names new director of programming

Melissa Kajpust takes over the position at the Winnipeg-based training school.

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Warthogs season two goes to camera

The tween series from Toronto’s Aircraft Pictures and Dolphin Entertainment is entering its second season.

Candice Tells All

CCI lifestyle series see global sales

Fusion Television’s design-oriented Candice Tells All and Divine Design land in Latin America, among other channels.


In the writers room with Futurama’s David X. Cohen

Futurama executive producer and head writer David X. Cohen shares his screenwriting experience with Playback Daily.

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Polar Mobile heads to the Middle East

The Toronto mobile company has teamed up with a smartphone company in the UAE and will open an office in Dubai.

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CMPA shortlists producers for $10,000 award

Five producers are in the running for the Canadian Media Production Association’s Feature Film Producer’s Award.

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Syndicado and Journeyman head into global markets

The Toronto-based digital distributor will be taking Journeyman titles outside North America.

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Teletoon exec heads to Mercury Filmworks

Travis Williams will helm development at the Ottawa-based production services studio.

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CMF pours $3.4 million into docs

Sixteen convergent projects have landed support through the Canada Media Fund’s English POV Program.

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Roller Town to open Atlantic Film Festival

Halifax comedy troupe Picnicface will have its big screen debut at the upcoming festival.

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Electric Car, The Whale to bookend Planet in Focus film fest

The documentary and whale tale will open and close the environmental film fest in Toronto.


Minority copros ‘costing Canadian jobs’: WGC’s Parker

The Writer’s Guild exec director’s comments come upon the release of a new WGC/ACTRA study on the impact of minority and majority Canadian copros.