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

IPF lifts lid on Short Form Series Production picks

Split between six English-language and three French-language series, notably, projects from Shaftesbury and Filmcoop were among those selected.


Vertical Entertainment secures Akilla’s Escape

The independent film distributor has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to director Charles Officer’s crime-noir.

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Deals: Love Nature, Gusto, 9 Story Distribution

Love Nature launches on StarTV, while Gusto TV grows its partnership with Samsung TV Plus and 9 Story Distribution International unveils new deals for Dr. Panda.


Whistler film fest shifts fully online

The festival, which kicks off next month, has cancelled its in-theatre Whistler and Vancouver screenings.

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Tribal back on the job

Season two of the APTN drama from Prairie Dog Film + Television is in production in Calgary.

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Ashleigh Rains upped to CFF festival director

The annual Toronto-based festival supporting Canadian indie films and talent has also welcomed new faces into its programming team and launched a mentorship program.

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Wynonna Earp rides off with People’s Choice Award

The series starring Melanie Scrofano previously picked up the award for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show in 2018.

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Relish Interactive opens Vancouver Island office

Led by CEO Paul Pattison (pictured) and CCO Russ Uttley, the location serves as the headquarters for the company’s animation division.

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Media Ranch among Creative Export Canada recipients

All told, eight Quebec organizations secured funding from the Canadian Heritage program.


Nurses travelling to the U.S. for NBC

Following Transplant‘s pick up, the Toronto-set medical drama from eOne and ICF Films has joined the network’s primetime lineup.

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CaribbeanTales partners with Greenacre, Imagine Media for Claudia

Frances-Anne Solomon is set to direct, produce and co-write the feature film about pioneering British-Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones.


DGC doubles down on diversity with new leadership

Japanese Canadian director Warren P. Sonoda and Mohawk director Tracey Deer have been appointed as DGC National president and 1st VP, respectively.