Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn is editor of Playback Daily. A veteran multimedia arts journalist, she was formerly chief film and TV writer at The Canadian Press and reporter-editor in various departments at the national wire service, landing bylines in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and many major publications across the country. She's a Humber Radio Hall of Fame inductee, been a copywriter for Corus Entertainment and written for community paper Danforth CentreTown News. At Playback, she oversees content for the publication's daily newsletter.

Posts by Victoria Ahearn
Son of a Critch

Son of a Critch part of bustling East Coast production scene

Producers behind the Newfoundland and Labrador-shot CBC series and the pubcaster’s Nova Scotia-filmed Diggstown say crew levels are tight amid increased production volume.

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China-Canada copro Unspoken goes to camera in Manitoba

The feature film from writer-director Daming Chen stars Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu.

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Go Button Media announces four key promotions

Robin Webster, Sarah Hewitt, Stephanie Baird and Rebecca Costa are being bumped up as Go Button Media plans to double its production slate this year.

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Prime Time goes virtual again amid surging cases of Omicron variant

The CMPA has cancelled all in-person events for the conference but now plans to start it a day early, on Feb. 2.

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Former CRTC interim chair Judith LaRocque has died

The senior public servant held many high-profile roles throughout her career, including Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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In Brief: Mehta’s Funny Boy feted at festival

Plus: Midsomer Murders FAST channel launches in Canada, and Jennifer McGuire named CCO at Pink Triangle Press.

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Canadian film distributors pivoting once again amid mandated theatre closures

Scarborough, See For Me among homegrown projects changing theatrical release plans as COVID-19 measures force cinema shutdowns.

Beijing Cinemas Reopen After Six Months Closure Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Cineplex issues nearly 5,000 temporary layoffs amid Ontario cinema closures

Canada’s largest film exhibitor says it plans to rehire the part-time staffers once cinemas reopen.

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Ontario cinemas face new round of contractions amid Omicron surge

Landmark Cinemas says it has to lay off hundreds and close 10 theatres in the province, while Cineplex temporarily shutters 67 Ontario locations after closures in Quebec and N.L.

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Creative BC awards $820K in first Production Program since 2003

Funding goes to B.C. producers and directors for the production phase of their longer-form projects, including scripted feature-length films and documentaries.

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Production sector monitoring Omicron ‘really carefully’ over the holidays

With productions on holiday hiatus, many are taking a wait-and-see approach on how the latest COVID-19 variant might affect their sets.

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WaZabi Films gets world rights to Ken Scott feature

French-Canadian family dramedy Goodbye Happiness (Au revoir le bonheur) will make its international premiere in competition at France’s L’Alpe D’Huez in January.