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

Go Button Media readies Bake & Make Up for the global market

The Toronto-based prodco will handle worldwide format sales for the emotional culinary series.

Canadian filmmaker Donald Shebib’s Nightalk to debut at TIFF

The mystery-drama, which is Shebib’s first feature in over 10 years, will make its world premiere in the festival’s Contemporary World Cinema program.

APTN revs up production on third season of Friday Night Thunder

Laura J. Milliken, president and CEO of Toronto-based Big Soul Productions, talks about the “heart” behind the Indigenous motorsport documentary series.

Boat Rocker’s Beacon 23 still in production for Spectrum and AMC

Spectrum Originals “is winding down” but Spectrum, along with AMC, remains a dedicated partner on Beacon 23, a Boat Rocker spokesperson tells Playback Daily.

CMF invests $19.3M in interactive digital media projects

Projects receiving funding include Love is a Roguelite (LIAR) by Titan1Studios, which is concurrently being developed for television.

Production starts on Citytv animal rescue docuseries Staying Wild

EXCLUSIVE: The inside look at Saskatoon’s Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is set for an early 2023 premiere.

TIFF adds more Canadian titles, including Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Other newly announced homegrown features include an NFB doc on Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Marie Clements’ feature Bones of Crows.

Director April Mullen boards CTV’s Spencer Sisters

Mullen will helm the first two episodes of the procedural series as production begins in Winnipeg.

Deals: Ashgrove, eOne, Spin Master, ICI Tou.TV

Ashgrove sells remaining international distribution rights to Cardinal XD, eOne renews exclusive deal with Creature Films, plus more.

Four participants selected for 2022 Level Up Program

The partnership program between Access Reelworld, Citytv, Shaftesbury, and Pope Productions will give two writers and two directors experience on Hudson & Rex.

Production begins on CBC’s Plan B in Montreal

The English-language version of KOTV’s French-language anthology has also added new cast members and is set for a winter 2023 premiere.

TIFF unveils over a dozen Canadian titles for Discovery, Wavelengths programs

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s When Morning Comes and Gail Maurice’s Rosie are among the homegrown features set to make their world premieres.