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

Netflix to make a ‘new home’ in Canada

In a blog post, Ted Sarandos said the streamer wants to open an office and hire a dedicated content executive “to work directly with the Canadian creative community.”

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Memory Box, French Exit among Berlinale 2021 selections

Memory Box from directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige will make its world debut as part of the festival’s Competition section, while French Exit is in the Berlinale Special category.

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Jennifer Holness wins Indiescreen Established Producer prize

Nemesis Films’ Dominique Dussault (pictured right) also walked away with the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award.


Transplant underway in Montreal

The hit drama’s second season will consist of 13 episodes.

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The Canadians set for Berlinale

Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders, Denis Cote’s 13th feature film and Igor Drljaca’s latest are among the projects selected to make their world debuts.

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Baroness, Murdoch among ACTRA Toronto ensemble nominees

Voice talent from Doomsday Brothers also earned recognition, securing a total of three nods.

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TFCA names Canadian film finalists

In Canadian award news, the TFCA choose their nominees for Best Canadian Film, while the Schitt’s Creek nomination streak continues.

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Ian Scott set for BANFF 2021

The CRTC chairperson and CEO will deliver the first keynote on the virtual festival’s opening day.


Deals: Odd Squad, levelFILM, Autentic Distribution

Odd Squad heads to China, levelFILM picks up the Canadian rights to Sundance 2021 title Together Together, plus more.

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CBC lifts lid on new scripted content leadership team

Banger Films’ Jennifer Shin and the NFB’s Lea Marin have been tapped as the pubcaster’s director of development, comedy and drama, respectively.

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Shaftesbury taps Deborah Nathan as senior director of creative

The former CBC executive in charge of production reports to VP, creative affairs Julie Lacey.


Schitt’s Creek scores fistful of Golden Globe noms

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