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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William F. White Int’l hires Calgary, Winnipeg office GM

“I’m excited to work with the teams across WFW and Sunbelt Rentals to leverage my experience in this industry and identify key areas of expansion in both markets,” said Rob Rowan.

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What French Exit means for Elevation Pictures

Co-president Noah Segal and First Generation Films’ Christina Piovesan discuss how the coproduction came together ahead of a potential Golden Globe win for star Michelle Pfeiffer.


In brief: The NSI’s 2021 IndigiDocs cohort

Plus, Uninterrupted Canada and Par-Lay Content play ball with Fred VanVleet and director Trevor Mack’s film Portraits From a Fire heads to post-production.

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Gravitas Ventures raises the bar with The Oak Room

The thriller from Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment is set to be released this April.

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Inside Out names Lauren Howes as executive director

Howes, who most recently served as executive director of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, assumes the role on March 1.


Ballinran Entertainment unveils doc on activist Foon Hay Lum

Canadian theatre director and actor Keira Loughran is attached to write and direct.


EXCLUSIVE: BIPOC TV & Film names Kadon Douglas as executive director

The communications professional catches up with Playback Daily to discuss her vision for the organization.

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Schitt’s earns ensemble at ACTRA Awards for third year in a row

ACTRA Toronto’s ceremony also saw Outstanding Performance – Female go to Tamara Podemski (Coroner), while Jesse LaVercombe (Violation) was honoured with Outstanding Performance – Male.


AMC+ adds BRON Studios, Headline Pictures’ crime-drama Kin

Currently in production, the series is expected to debut this fall as an AMC+ Original.


In brief: Akilla’s Escape, Queen of the Andes earn prizes at VFF

Plus, the recipients for WIFTV’s From Our Dark Side and BIPOC TV & Film’s Black + Indigenous Drama Writers Intensive.

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Deals: FilmRise, Reel One sign distribution agreement

Beyond Rights also secures sales for Extreme Ice Machines and sells titles to Blue Ant Media, plus more.

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Deals: MK2|Mile End, Media Ranch, Cineflix Rights

MK2|Mile End acquires Sundance title Pleasure, while Media Ranch unveils several format options and Cineflix Rights picks up four new factual series.