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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CMF, CFC, Canada Council team with U.K. institutions on immersive content program

Offering a total coproduction fund of $510,000, the program is the first exchange initiative dedicated to immersive storytelling between the two countries.

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Atomic, Brightlight, Lark among Access 2020 recipients

Omnifilm Entertainment’s The Birth House and Screen Siren Pictures’ Salomon’s Storage were also among the 14 projects selected to receive development funding.

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Lifetime unwraps holiday films from Neshama, Brightlight

Neshama Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment are attached to titles such as Christmas Ever After and The Christmas Set Up, while Brightlight Pictures is set to produce A Sugar & Spice Holiday.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Boat Rocker, Portfolio

Northern Banner Releasing’s latest pick up, broadcasters score The Next Step and Portfolio Entertainment’s new content partnerships.

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WildBrain and Kevin Smith bee-line to Green Hornet series

Based on the classic superhero franchise, the animated adaptation is set in contemporary times and targeted towards a family audience.

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Shania Twain, Reel World team on Heart of Texas adaptation

The singer-songwriter is set to serve as an exec producer on the TV series alongside Reel World Management’s Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry (Virgin River).

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In brief: Sinking Ship adds distribution manager

The Future of Film Showcase moves online with CBC Gem, while the Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival recognizes Shirley Douglas, plus more.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films plucks From the Vine

The company has acquired the U.S. rights to director Sean Cisterna’s feature starring Joe Pantoliano.

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Vuulr plates up over 500 hours of Gusto content

The online marketplace has inked a deal with the media company, adding titles such as DNA Dinners, Watts on the Grill and more.

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One in four OTT subscribers opt in for additional services

The MTM study Time To Watch?: Anglophones, OTTs and COVID-19 also found that 20% of English households subscribe to Disney+, while 8% are subscribed to Apple TV+.

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Exclusive: A71 Releasing adds Rob Harrison as EVP

In addition to the newly created role, the independent distribution and production company has promoted Laura Dinato and Kylie Bechberger.

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Incendo, Screentime New Zealand tangle for A Love Yarn

Produced in association with Citytv, principal photography on the film penned by Becca Johanson is currently underway in New Zealand.