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Tribute: Global TV at 40 – Part 3

From our print issue: Former Canwest topper Leonard Asper reflects on his family’s role in Global, which brought a fresh voice to Canadians and used U.S. imports to fund Cancon.

Tribute: Global TV at 40 – Part 2

From our print issue: Shaw Media president Paul Robertson (pictured) on the power of specialty and the importance of providing on-the-go programming .

Playback tribute: Global TV at 40 – Part 1

From our print issue: Shaw Media’s Barb Williams (pictured) discusses Global Television’s programming strategy in the first of a three-part series.

Money trail: chasing tangible benefits cash – Part 2

From our print issue: Broadcaster consolidation has created a surge in tangible benefits dollars – what has it meant for Canadian indie producers and what happens when it ends?

Money trail: chasing tangible benefits cash – Part 1

From our print issue: Broadcaster consolidation has created a surge in tangible benefits dollars – what has it meant for Canadian indie producers and what happens when it ends?

Playback tribute: a reinvigorated Academy celebrates its legacy

From our print issue: Playback looks back at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as it celebrates 65 years of achievements on screen. (Helga Stephenson pictured)

Behind the shots: Mr. X and Pompeii

From our print issue: Toronto-based VFX shop Mr. X brings ancient Italy to life for the 3D action film, which opened this weekend. (Updated with worldwide box office results.)

Playback’s Best of the Year: The Amazing Race Canada

In addition to earning boffo ratings, The Amazing Race Canada on CTV also scored major brand integrations, including Air Canada, Interac and BlackBerry.

Playback’s TV Producer of the Year: Insight Productions

The go-to format shop broke records with Amazing Race Canada, has top specialty series on Slice and Food and is now looking to laugh at the U.S. with an ambitious cross-platform venture.

Don Carmody

Playback’s Film Producer of the Year: Don Carmody

With another Golden Reel Award, 3D epic Pompeii set for 2014 and a new focus on smaller screens, the “Don of Canadian production” has had a banner year.

Playback 2013 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Al Waxman

Playback posthumously honours the “King of Kensington,” Al Waxman, one of Canada’s most beloved television stars.

Best of the year: DHX Media

Company president and COO Steven DeNure discusses what this year’s acquisition of Cookie Jar Group means for the newly-expanded company, its digital distribution strategy, and plans for continued expansion in 2013 and beyond.