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

CSA ’21: The writer-directors behind the Best Motion Picture noms

Part one sees creatives from films such as Nadia, Butterfly, The Nest and Underground talk about their process and more.

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Corus Studios signs largest U.S. distribution deal to date

Streamer Hulu has acquired over 200 episodes, picking up shows such as Junior Chef Showdown, Hot Market and more.


Canadian Academy, Shaw Rocket Fund introduce new prize

The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award sees Canadian kids and their parents vote for their favourite Canadian kids television program.


Hot Docs launches independent cinema relief fund

Developed and administered in consultation with NICE, the Fund will distribute 14 grants of $2,000 each.


Deals: Oscilloscope, Media Ranch, Gusto

Oscilloscope Laboratories nabs the U.S. rights to No Ordinary Man and Les Notres, while Media Ranch renews its partnership with DR.


In brief: Bron, 21 Laps team on Splendid Solution

Plus, the projects set for Annecy and WIFT Toronto’s Showcase, and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) is attached to direct a My Precious Pictures feature.

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BANFF reveals ‘In Conversation With’ Kevin Feige, Kari Skogland

Marvel’s Feige and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director will take part in an exclusive conversation at the festival.

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CMF invests over $31M across 141 audiovisual projects

Projects that picked up funding through the Digital Linear Series Program include Detention Adventure and Avocado Toast the series, to name a few.

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CSAs ’21: Beans, Funny Boy, Underground among best picture nods

Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum, meanwhile, which is up for the Original Screenplay category, picked up the most nominations.

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Deals: Dangerous, Black Fawn Distribution, 9 Story Media Group

Dangerous starring Scott Eastwood secures deals for new territories, Black Fawn Distribution acquires the Canadian rights to Hall, plus more.

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Two Kim’s Convenience stars score CBC comedies

Run the Burbs is co-created by Andrew Phung, while Strays follows Kim’s character Shannon Ross (played by Nicole Power).

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OUTtv greenlights Dating Unlocked, more Slo Pitch

The network’s raft of commissions and renewals also include a docuseries on The Villbergs and an Australian comedy.