Mark Dillon

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Specialties @ 20: Slice

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Slice. (Big Brother Canada pictured.)

Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.

Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.

Why Cinespace is betting on 3doo

From Playback magazine: The studio operator looks to monetize a new sector with its stake in a streaming platform offering indie content in cutting-edge digital formats.

Is the Canadian biz ready for Ultra HD? – Part 2

Ultra HD stands to be the next standard video format. Playback magazine looks at whether Canadian producers, broadcasters and post houses are ready to take it on. (Helix pictured)

Is the Canadian biz ready for Ultra HD? – Part 1

Ultra HD stands to be the next standard video format. Playback magazine looks at whether Canadian producers, broadcasters and post houses are ready to take it on. (Suits pictured)

Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Lyse Lafontaine

Lafontaine has made an indelible mark on Canadian cinema, with producing credits that include Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Leolo and Xavier Dolan’s upcoming feature.

Faded glory: The state of film in the digital world

From Playback magazine: Why the near-complete collapse of film post-production and projection may spell the end of motion-picture-film shooting in Canada.

Media Company of the Year: Blue Ant Media

From Playback magazine: Expanding across borders and mediums, this multi-platform upstart made a big impression in 2014.

Thinking outside the box: new strategies in home entertainment

From Playback magazine (part 2): how distributors and producers are finding value in the new home entertainment market.

Thinking outside the box: new strategies in home entertainment

From Playback magazine (part 1): how distributors and producers are finding value in the new home entertainment market.

How Vancouver ran away with L.A.’s VFX…

…but as California boosts its tax credit program and Quebec pulls back, will the VFX boom in Canada continue?