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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Inside Out names Lauren Howes as executive director

Howes, who most recently served as executive director of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, assumes the role on March 1.

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Ballinran Entertainment unveils doc on activist Foon Hay Lum

Canadian theatre director and actor Keira Loughran is attached to write and direct.

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EXCLUSIVE: BIPOC TV & Film names Kadon Douglas as executive director

The communications professional catches up with Playback Daily to discuss her vision for the organization.

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Schitt’s earns ensemble at ACTRA Awards for third year in a row

ACTRA Toronto’s ceremony also saw Outstanding Performance – Female go to Tamara Podemski (Coroner), while Jesse LaVercombe (Violation) was honoured with Outstanding Performance – Male.

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AMC+ adds BRON Studios, Headline Pictures’ crime-drama Kin

Currently in production, the series is expected to debut this fall as an AMC+ Original.

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In brief: Akilla’s Escape, Queen of the Andes earn prizes at VFF

Plus, the recipients for WIFTV’s From Our Dark Side and BIPOC TV & Film’s Black + Indigenous Drama Writers Intensive.

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Deals: FilmRise, Reel One sign distribution agreement

Beyond Rights also secures sales for Extreme Ice Machines and sells titles to Blue Ant Media, plus more.

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Deals: MK2|Mile End, Media Ranch, Cineflix Rights

MK2|Mile End acquires Sundance title Pleasure, while Media Ranch unveils several format options and Cineflix Rights picks up four new factual series.

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In brief: Option news from Apartment 11, Mad Samurai

Plus, The Bell Fund’s Slate Development recipients and copro Night of the Kings makes the International Feature Film short list.

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Carousel, Sugar Shack underway on more First Person

The second season of adaptations sees directors Jessie Gabe, Renuka Jeyapalan and Joyce Wong involved again.

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Netflix to make a ‘new home’ in Canada

In a blog post, Ted Sarandos said the streamer wants to open an office and hire a dedicated content executive “to work directly with the Canadian creative community.”

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Memory Box, French Exit among Berlinale 2021 selections

Memory Box from directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige will make its world debut as part of the festival’s Competition section, while French Exit is in the Berlinale Special category.