Lauren Malyk

Lauren Malyk

Lauren Malyk is a staff writer at Playback. She joined the publication in 2018 following stints with the Ottawa Citizen, the Ontario Association of Former Parliamentarians and TVO's flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin. A graduate of Ryerson University’s bachelor of journalism program, she also has experience in communications. You can follow her on Twitter at @lmalyk.

Posts by Lauren Malyk

Stakeholders launch the Southwestern Ontario Film Alliance

Advocating for enhanced regional tax credits and programs to develop infrastructure and skills, some of the non-profit organization’s founding supporters include Ballinran Entertainment and Sim.


DGC reveals feature, doc and short film nods

Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape), Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Rustic Oracle) and Daniel Roby (Target Number One) are among the nominees for Directorial Achievement in Feature Film at the 2020 DGC Awards.


EXCLUSIVE: Robert Hardy, David Freeman join EQ Media Group

Leading the global film and TV prodco’s Vancouver office, Hardy will serve as executive producer, while Freeman is executive in charge of production.

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Go Button Media digs into Phantom Signals

Marking the Toronto prodco’s latest collaboration with Science Channel and first project with Super Channel, executive producer Daniel Oron discusses what the show signals for the company.

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HGF supports 15 new films in fourth quarter

Projects from Darius Films, Gearshift Films and Arcana Studio are among the funder’s Script Development Program’s Second Draft section.

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Jennifer Podemski unveils The Shine Network

Founded by the award-winning multi-hyphenate, the web-based media platform is committed to empowering and celebrating Indigenous Canadian female content creators.

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Coroner rolls in T.O.

Season three of the drama series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios sees Gloria Ui Young Kim and Charles Officer among its directors.


EXCLUSIVE: Stardust set to rock Inside Out opening

The Canada-U.K. copro from director Gabriel Range will kick off the festival, screening as a drive-in presentation.

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Ontario Creates unveils sustainability initiative for film production

Ontario Green Screen aims to empower the motion picture industry with the tools, education and resources needed to incorporate best practices and is co-chaired by Justin Cutler and Marcia Douglas.

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Blue Ant Media elevates Jamie Schouela to president, global channels and media

The Toronto-headquartered company has also promoted Love Nature EVP Carlyn Staudt to global general manager.


TIFF ’20: Inconvenient Indian’s call and Trickster’s answer

Michelle Latimer discusses the connection, development process and legacy of her two latest projects.


HBO Max takes Detention Adventure

The action-adventure series from LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films is now available to stream exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S.