Liza Sardi

Liza Sardi

Liza Sardi is editor-in-chief at Playback and content director for the Banff World Media Festival. An award-winning journalist, she has worked at the National Post, Globe and Mail, London Free Press, Sun Media and multiple other publications across the country from Tuktoyaktuk to Toronto. She helped launch Post Media’s daily tablet newsmagazine and was behind a major glossy relaunch of 24 Hours. As content director, she oversees the development of content for the iconic BANFF festival now in its 42nd year.

Posts by Liza Sardi

Play Management promotes two agents to partners

Kalee Harris and Mary Falcon – who represent talent including Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Levy – are tasked with finding “new and inventive ways” to promote talent.

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Second Jen star brings first sketch comedy series to OMNI

Abroad will feature “strong representation” both in front of behind the camera.


Production boom propels Thunderbird’s bottom line

The B.C.-based company has 27 programs in various stages of development across its divisions, 12 of which are company or partner-managed IP.


Blink Studios adds to creative team

Former Sphere Media colleagues Carolyn Newman and Virginia Rankin join forces again at the full-service content studio backed by Endeavor Content.

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Playback welcomes new Daily editor

Former Canadian Press arts editor Victoria Ahearn brings a long track record in the Canadian screen scene to the industry’s top resource for film and TV industry news.


Creative BC, Rogers Group of Funds partner on Indigenous-focused fund

Applications are open now for a knowledgeable Indigenous lead to spearhead the design and delivery of the joint venture which will begin in the new year.


Cineplex Q3 shows further pandemic recovery

President and CEO Ellis Jacob told investors the company “has turned a corner” in the third quarter of 2021.

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WildBrain’s Spark fires growth, new partnership

The AVOD and consumer products divisions helped the kids content creator’s revenues rise by 73%, according to first quarter 2022 results.


Corus backs simplified subscription model

Expected to launch in Canada next year, the streaming aggregator Struum is buoyed by new funding for its model which provides entry to more than 40 services through one front door.


Coroner prodco Muse inks first-look deal with former Vice TV exec

Michael Kronish will develop and produce unscripted content across all genres and formats for international markets.


In brief: Cineflix partners with L.A. prodco on docuseries

Plus: Hot Docs names the Canadian recipients of two funds, Jeremy LaLonde and Avi Federgreen get cooking and more.


BSO names inaugural projects for development fund

TD has joined the program to support mentorship opportunities at two key stages of project development.