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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HGTV gives Buck’s 40-Year-Old Property Virgin the go-ahead

The new 10-part series for the U.S. network tracks adult children who still live with their parents as they venture out on their first home hunt.

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Telefilm joins Being Black in Canada program partners

Along with Netflix, the Canada Media Fund and the National Bank, the funder has joined to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the initiative.

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Fortunate Son, Jann pick up Rosie Awards

The 2020 Alberta Film and Television Awards also saw Best Dramatic Feature go to El Chicano and Tribal earn best production reflecting cultural diversity.


WIFTV rejigs genre program From Our Dark Side

Now focused on supporting completed feature-length screenplays with a creative team in place, former Frontieres leader Lindsay Peters serves as From Our Dark Side’s director and project mentor.

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Shirley Cheechoo named Reelworld’s Visionary Award recipient

The influential Cree filmmaker, actor, writer and visual artist was also recently chosen to join the CFC board.


The events (and people) behind ‘Events Transpiring’

Writer/director Ted Stenson and producer Nicola Waugh discuss bringing the high school basketball comedy together, plus what’s next for Kino Sum Productions.

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CMF invests $40.6M across 94 audiovisual projects

Two EyeSteelFilm projects picked up support alongside Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood and The Grizzly Truth in the English POV Program, plus 13 projects secured support from the Indigenous Program: Production.


Go Button gets the go-ahead for The Animal Within

The six-part series signals the Toronto prodco’s first natural history title and commission for Germany’s Autentic.

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Whistler film fest’s Shauna Hardy Mishaw to depart

The founder will temporarily serve as interim development director, while managing director Angela Heck steps in to run day-to-day operations.


No Ordinary Man lands Best Canadian Feature at Inside Out

Revealed on the festival’s opening weekend, short films Body So Fluorescent and Swimmers also picked up prizes.


Netflix’s Cardin, legendary director Virgo among new CFC board of directors

Announced as part of the organization’s Commitment to Change and Anti-Racism, the CFC also unveiled its 10 outgoing directors.

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Festival du nouveau cinema’s 11th hour pivot

The Montreal-based festival was forced to cancel its physical screenings and postpone its full programming announcement earlier this week.