Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn is editor of Playback. 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
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Knowledge Network head Rudy Buttignol set to leave his position

The president and CEO will step down effective June 30 after a petition calling for new leadership at the British Columbia pubcaster.

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Boat Rocker snags rights to ‘ornery pussycat’ story Bad Kitty

The Toronto-based media company plans to develop an animated television series based on the children’s book series by Nick Bruel.

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Night Blooms, Moonshine are tops at Screen Nova Scotia awards

Other winners at the eighth annual awards gala included documentary Freedom Swell from Marie and Meaghan Wright.

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CFC announces 2022 Norman Jewison Film Program cohort

Five directors, five producers, five writers and four editors were chosen from a record number of submissions.

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BANFF ’22 dispatches: Bell Media, CBC Kids, BIPOC TV & Film

Bell Media discusses scripted partnerships, CBC Kids talks social responsibility, and BIPOC TV & Film outlines equity, inclusion and representation progress.

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Netflix Canada team provides in-depth look at strategy

BANFF ’22: Tara Woodbury and Danielle Woodrow of the streamer’s Toronto-based team discussed what they’re looking for and how they take pitches and make deals.

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Top broadcast execs flag ‘grey’ areas of Bill C-11

BANFF ’22: Heads of CBC, Rogers Sports & Media, APTN, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment, and Blue Ant Media discussed the opportunities in the bill and the amendments they want to see in it.

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BANFF ’22 dispatches: FAST channels, Being Counted, YouTube Canada

FAST channel executives say the free, ad-supported services are the “next frontier” of programming, a BSO report outlines urgency for representation in kids content, and YouTube’s Canadian head and creators talk Bill C-11.

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Hallmark Channel greenlights Ride from Blink49, Seven24

The rodeo-themed family drama is coproduced in partnership with Bell Media for CTV Drama Channel in Canada.

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Deals: Sphere Animation, OUTtv, Bell Media, Black Market Releasing

Sphere Animation copro The Game Catchers gets a second season and sales, OUTtv launches on The Roku Channel in the U.S., Bell Media partners with FilmRise, and more.

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CBC-BIPOC TV & Film Showrunner Catalyst unveiled

BANFF ’22: CBC content heads revealed the program for senior-level writers as they discussed programming priorities.

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DOC adds new members and at-large director roles

The Documentary Organization of Canada says the board changes are part of a commitment to equity and inclusion.