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.

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Rayon Verde brings So Much Tenderness to life

Filmmaker Lina Rodriguez’s latest fiction feature counts Kazik Radwanski, Deragh Campbell and Noelle Schonwald among its stars.

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The Swearing Jar lifts lid on production

Directed by Wet Bum‘s Lindsay MacKay, the musical comedy stars Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies), Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and more.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up Goulet’s Night Raiders

The company has acquired the U.S. rights to the female-driven sci-fi drama.

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Thunderbird names Sarah Nathanson as COO and corporate secretary

Most recently general counsel for the company, Nathanson is also taking over the role of corporate secretary, with Thunderbird co-founder Cameron White stepping down.

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Two Canadian tales of resilience to debut at Tribeca fest

Narrative projects See For Me and Peace by Chocolate are set to make their world premieres as a part of the new Tribeca Online Premieres section.


Inside Out taps Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor and more

Feature films Bloodthirsty and How to Fix Radios are also a part of the festival’s Spotlight on Canada program.

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BSO initiates national consultation

In partnership with Telefilm Canada and with assistance from the Bell Fund, ‘Being Seen’ will determine how underrepresented communities want to be seen, represented and provide a set of directives for the industry.


Radio-Canada introduces first Indigenous drama series

Six-episode miniseries Pour toi Flora from Nish Media represents Radio-Canada’s first drama production written, directed and produced by Indigenous creators.


Leone Film Group, Wattpad take on The Bad Boy’s Girl

Being developed into a feature film, Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, Eric Lehrman and Lindsey Ramey are among the project’s executive producers.

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Minister Steven Guilbeault set for keynote at BANFF ’21

“In these difficult times, we couldn’t be more proud to support a creative, dynamic and innovative industry that brings culture to the forefront,” said Guilbeault in a statement.

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Productivity Media, Darius Films roll on The Baker

Underway in the Cayman Islands, the action drama stars Ron Perlman, Harvey Keitel, Elias Koteas, Joel David Moore and Emma Ho.


Bell Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund & TELUS Fund unite for pilot project

Led by Vancouver’s Magnify Digital, the Audience Development Pilot Project aims to share audience insights to increase the discoverability of future Canadian content, and more.