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
Plan B

CBC sets new dramas, builds on comedy slate, says goodbye to two titles for 2022-23

The pubcaster’s fall slate includes new Canadian drama Plan B, starring Karine Vanasse and Patrick J. Adams, but won’t see the return of Coroner or TallBoyz.

Sullivan's Crossing

CTV drama Sullivan’s Crossing readies cameras for Nova Scotia

The series, based on Robyn Carr’s books, is being produced as an interprovincial coproduction.


Nova Scotia raises film fund cap, increases fund for 2022-23

The province is boosting the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund’s per-project cap by $6 million to make it easier for larger productions to film there.


The CW orders 3Bird Media food competition series

Recipe for Disaster will be shot in Toronto and see professional chefs facing “disasters” in fantastical worlds while cooking dishes.


Rogers, Shaw delay close of merger

The companies have agreed to hold off closing the deal pending resolution with the Competition Bureau.

Wynonna Earp - Season 4

Cineflix Rights secures deals for several Canadian series

Sales of Wynonna Earp, Coroner and Happily Married are among a raft of new deals for Cineflix Rights’ scripted slate.

Mayor John Tory LA mission

L.A. studios ‘bullish’ about filming in Toronto: mayor

Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city’s first in-person film industry mission to L.A. since 2019 was “successful,” with studios saying: “Keep doing what you’re doing.”


How Inside Out came together after two years of a pandemic

Interim co-head Andrew Murphy talks about the challenges the 2SLGBTQ+ film festival faced to put together a hybrid version amid a leadership change.


In brief: DOC Institute announces Breakthrough prize winners

Plus: The National Screen Institute names its CBC New Indigenous Voices cohort, Paperboat Animation has announced a new slate, and more.


Bill C-11 supporters, critics go before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Witness testimony included representatives of Corus Entertainment, OUTtv Network, Skyship Entertainment Company and the University of Ottawa.

Tonya Williams; Jesse Wente; Valerie Creighton

Industry leaders feel ‘heard’ after National Culture Summit

Leaders of the Reelworld Screen Institute, the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund discuss key takeaways from the ‘significant’ summit in Ottawa.


SODEC announces production assistance for nine French-language features

Several of the titles were also on Telefilm’s recent Production Program funding list, including André Forcier’s Ababouiné and Yan Lanouette-Turgeon’s Mlle Bottine.