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
Woman in Car.

In brief: Indiecan acquires Woman in Car. for North American representation

Plus, Touchwood PR acquires digital platform Shedoesthecity, Kelly&Kelly’s The Slowest Show debuts on CBC Gem and more.

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Second Jen ends after three seasons

The comedy co-created by Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan saw its third instalment debut on OMNI Television this February.

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Netflix gay holiday rom-com Single All the Way to roll in Montreal

The film’s team includes Muse Entertainment’s Joel S. Rice, Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and Chad Hodge.


Hot Docs ’21: Ann Shin’s A.rtificial I.mmortality to open fest

Presented online, this year’s lineup includes 219 films from 66 countries and will see the debut of its Citizen Minutes project.

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Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC reveal BC Shorts recipients

One Day This Kid from writer/director Alexander Farah and producer Madeleine Davis is among the short film projects tapped to receive $20,000 from the program.


Peacock Alley’s Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur to debut next month

Commissioned by Oxygen, the two-hour special is also set to premiere on Super Channel.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Murder by Milkshake, MK2|Mile End

Breakthrough Entertainment strikes deals for The Oak Room and other titles, while writer/director Nadia Litz picks up the world rights to a true crime book and MK2|Mile End acquires the Canadian rights to six titles.

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Burden of Truth comes to a close after four seasons

In a statement, CBC’s Sally Catto said the pubcaster respects the team’s wishes to end the series “as their story reaches what they feel is a natural conclusion.”

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Production heats up on Mary Makes It Easy

The CTV Life Channel original series shot in the chef’s home kitchen consists of 25 half-hour episodes, including a holiday special, and will debut later this year.


APTN unveils two newly-created programming positions

Adam Garnet Jones will join the organization as director of TV content and special events, while director of marketing Lisa Ducharme has moved over to the programming side.

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Director Rodrigo Gudino closes The Breach

Produced by Pasha Patriki of Hangar 18 Media with co-producers Andrew Thomas Hunt, James Fler and Michael Paszt from Raven Banner Entertainment, the film also sees musician Slash attached.


Incendo rolls on two rom-coms

Both Destination Love and Sweet as Maple Syrup are produced in association with Citytv and expected to air as part of the channel’s Fall in Love Fridays lineup.