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
American Rust

American Rust finds new home on Amazon’s Freevee

The Boat Rocker family drama has been renewed at the AVOD platform after being cancelled at Showtime in January.

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Score G, Electric Panda, Super Channel partner on Bif Naked doc

Score G Production Films president Adam Scorgie discusses the prodco’s financing strategy and its slate of feature docs on prominent figures.

Out in the Ring

In brief: Out in the Ring wins top Canadian prize at Inside Out

Plus: The DGC renames its Discovery award in honour of Jean-Marc Vallée, the Quebecor Fund announces its latest production assistance funding, and more.

Big Brother Canada - Arisa Cox

Global renews Big Brother Canada

Season 11 is produced by Insight Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment and Banijay.


DGC BC, negotiating producers reach tentative agreement

The tentative agreement comes a month and a half after the DGC BC issued its first-ever strike notice.

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Molly McGlynn rolls on coming-of-age ‘traumedy’ Bloody Hell

Produced by Jennifer Weiss’ newly launched banner, the feature is now filming in Sudbury and is based on McGlynn’s own experience of being diagnosed with MRKH syndrome as a teen.

Jennifer Podemski

NSI, Shine Network launch cultural competency course

The free course, titled PACT, will include cultural humility and competency training for non-Indigenous people in the film and TV sector.


WGC, CMPA ratify Independent Production Agreement

The 18-month extension includes an increase for minimum script fees and budget thresholds under the Low-Budget Television Production Incentive.

North Star Studios

North Star Studios building large studio space in North Bay

The studio will have five film and TV stages in more than 68,000 square feet and will be capable of handling large-scale productions.

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Polaris to open Fantasia International Film Festival

KC Carthew’s post-apocalyptic Canadian northern odyssey is one of several Canadian world premieres in the lineup.


CBC balances ‘dual strategy’ for linear and Gem

CBC exec Sally Catto says the pubcaster’s traditional channel and streamer are still both “vital for different reasons to different audiences.”


marblemedia signs first-look deal with Ira Levy banner

EXCLUSIVE: The multi-year agreement with Levy’s Spike & Sadie Media spans all genres, with Distribution360 retaining global distribution on all projects.