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
Cannes - the Marché du Film

Four Canadian films on Wscripted Cannes Screenplay List

The projects are being showcased and pitched to producers during the Cannes Film Market.

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Ron Mann to direct and produce Crave original doc on ‘sonic obsessives’

The feature-length Audiophilia – Adventures in the World of Hi-Fi from Mann’s Sphinx Productions will look at those “engaged in the never-ending quest to find audio nirvana.”


Telefilm Canada announces $14.5M in production funding for French-language features

Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri and Sophie Deraspe’s D’où viens-tu, berger? are among nine films funded under the Production Program.

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Deals: WildBrain, Love Nature, Gusto TV, Liquid Media Group

WildBrain deals include distribution, licensing and promotional partnerships for Strawberry Shortcake, Love Nature expands in Europe via Prime Video, plus more.

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David Cronenberg endows TFCA prize to Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Fyffe-Marshall receives $50,000 in post-production services from the pay-it-forward prize that came with Cronenberg’s recent TFCA Clyde Gilmour Award.

Corus Apprentice Program

In brief: Corus, BANFF announce apprentice program cohort

Plus: The Prism Prize for music videos announces 10 finalists, and Hello (Again) is honoured at SeriesFest.

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Netflix’s Toronto office not affected by layoffs

The global streaming giant has let go of around 150 employees but none at its Canadian HQ, Playback has learned.

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Insight, Dark Slope team up to develop unscripted slate

The Toronto-based companies plan to collaborate on “hyperreality” series using virtual production and extended reality technologies.


Telefilm Canada releases code of conduct for business partners

The new guidelines apply to all types of interactions with Telefilm and are complementary to the internal policies the funder already has in place.

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Banijay acquires global format distribution rights to Wild Cooks

The culinary adventure reality series hails from Montreal-based Toast in collaboration with Quebecor Content.


ACTRA members ratify new contract with Association of Canadian Advertisers

The one-year National Commercial Agreement will provide a 2% increase to all fees and rates.


Wattpad Webtoon Studios, Fremantle to develop original fiction series

The companies plan to develop the stories in Europe, with a focus on Spanish, Italian and English-language content with global appeal.