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

Schitt’s Creek scores fistful of Golden Globe noms

The award-winning comedy secured five nods, including best television series, musical or comedy.


Big Time Decent developing single-camera comedy

The half-hour series attached to the Vancouver prodco is written, executive produced and created by James A. Woods, Ed Weeks and Nicolas Wright.

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Blue Ant ups Julie Chang to EVP, international coproductions

The former VP has also joined the company’s corporate management team.

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AMC Networks, Shaftesbury strike strategic partnership

Updated: A creatively driven deal, Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings discusses what the agreement means for the Murdoch Mysteries producer.

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Bell Media, Bodacious Wines uncork The Stranger Experiment

Produced by Bell Media Studios, the three-part unscripted series examines what happens when strangers meet for the first time in the middle of a global pandemic.

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Indigenous music company Nagamo Publishing launches

The company aims to be a centralized place for traditional and contemporary Indigenous music for the screen.

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In brief: New faces join the Canadian Academy, Guru Studio

Plus, Enderby Entertainment teams with Kirk Wise on its first animated feature film and Island Horse Productions’ Inside adds two executive producers.

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Beach House Pictures acquires majority stake in Vesuvius Pictures

The Blue Ant Media company has also appointed Felix Feng (pictured) as general manager, Beach House Pictures China.

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Dark Slope adds new team members to support growth

The Toronto-based virtual prodco has appointed Dana Ware as creative director and hired a former Guru Studio production coordinator, plus more.


Harold Greenberg Fund announces Northern Shorts Program recipients

Ipeelie Ootoova and Sarah Jancke’s short Irninnu Unikaara are among the trio selected to share a portion of the $60,000 initiative.


Obsidian Theatre, CBC reveal talent for 21 Black Futures project

Set to debut on CBC Gem next month, the anthology of 21 filmed monodramas features 21 playwrights, 21 directors and 21 actors.


BANFF introduces 2021 virtual edition

From June 14 to July 16, the festival’s new online platform will bring the industry together as part of its Marketplace Week.