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Film distributors talk TIFF, super agencies and return of theatrical

VIDEO: In the first instalment of Playback‘s new video series, Anick Poirier, Justin Rebelo, Noah Segal and Mark Slone unpack some of the tectonic shifts and opportunities in the film distribution landscape.

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Shaftesbury gets to work on Departure season two following March postponement

Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer return for the second season, which is being produced under a new copro structure.

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TIFF ’20: Chase Joynt, Aisling Chin-Yee bring trans stories to the fore with No Ordinary Man

The feature-length doc about the life of American jazz legend and trans icon Billy Tipton makes its world premiere today at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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EXCLUSIVE: Reelworld, Bell Media look to boost racial diversity with producer-focused initiative

The Reelworld Producers Program aims to cultivate a new generation of emerging producers who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.

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Kim’s Convenience reopens for business after production shutdown

New episodes of the Thunderbird-produced comedy are scheduled to premiere on CBC TV and CBC Gem this winter.

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BANFF exec director Jenn Kuzmyk appointed Playback publisher

In the expanded role, Kuzmyk will oversee the Canadian industry publication as it grows its remit and launches new offerings.

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Behind the scenes of CaribbeanTales’ 15th edition

Festival director Diana Webley on reimagining the event for a digital audience and amplifying its programming in a year of seismic change.

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Blue Ant reveals fall acquisitions for its suite of specialty channels

The media company has acquired around a dozen titles as it continues to build its ‘pandemic-proof’ programming schedule for the fall and beyond.

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Inside Out festival’s Andria Wilson to depart after 30th edition

The organization’s executive director is exiting after four years at the helm, with a committee being appointed to find a replacement to lead the largest LGBTQ+ film festival in Canada.

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NSI’s New Indigenous Voices tunes into a new frequency

The CBC-backed initiative is shifting its focus to podcast-based storytelling for its 2020 edition, with the Winnipeg-headquartered organization unveiling a new nine-person cohort.

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How unscripted shows are tackling virtual casting, insurance and the stresses of showrunning

Insight Productions execs chat with Playback about finding a window of opportunity to remount production, insurance issues, and how showrunners are coping with fresh challenges amid the pandemic.

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Cogeco rebuffs $10.3B joint bid from Rogers, Altice USA

Under the proposed offer, Rogers was looking to acquire all Cogeco’s Canadian assets for around $4.9 billion, with Altice USA taking the American assets.