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
For Auld Lang Syne

WildBrain Studios’ Peanuts special among Annie Awards nominees

9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Mercury Filmworks and Tangent Animation are among the other Canadian companies up for trophies at the annual animation awards.

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Deals: Point Grey, QYOU Media, Nelvana

Disney+ picks up Point Grey’s Pam & Tommy, Q India partners with Mzaalo, plus more.

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In Brief: Bachelor in Paradise Canada renewed for a second season

Plus: Cameras roll on CBC Gem’s Revenge of The Black Best Friend, B.C. gets a boost from Superman & Lois, and more.

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HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada join RiverTV

The Corus specialty channels are among several Canadian offerings on the millennial-geared live TV and on-demand streaming provider.

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Changemaker Organization of the Year: Canada Media Fund

How the CMF is steering its ship toward a different model.

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Telefilm production spend hit new low, while overall program spend rose in 2020/21

The funder saw an overall 4% increase in funding support across all programs, with increases to development and documentary programs, however spending on production programs dropped by 43% – a historically low level.

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

Ontario cinemas face new capacity restrictions amid Omicron COVID-19 variant

Movie theatres and other larger venues will be capped at 50% capacity in response to the highly infectious variant, just a couple of months after cinemas fully reopened.

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Cineplex awarded damages of $1.24 billion following failed takeover

Cineworld says it plans to appeal the decision in the suit, which was launched by Toronto-based Cineplex after the U.K. firm cancelled its $2.8 billion takeover.

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Super Channel picks up four more Go Button Media series

The new deal, which includes the docuseries Colossal Machines, brings to seven the amount of titles Super Channel has acquired or commissioned from Go Button.

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Canadian Academy adds three new board members as four others depart

The new members hail from Blue Ant International, Thunderbird Entertainment Group and Netflix Canada.

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Quebecor Fund disburses more than $2.8 million to production companies

The fund’s Main Television Production Assistance Program will support French-language projects including Plan B and Double Faute from Productions KOTV.

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Deals: Téléquébec, Hayu Canada, Epic Storyworlds, Brain Power Studio

Téléquébec takes rights to APC Studios doc WANTED: Women in Science, Hayu Canada gets The Circus, and more.