Fall 2022

Hyperlocal and Hip: J. Joly’s ‘pioneering’ production model

The Kingston, Ont.-based producer has a production model in the works to create local filming hubs outside of major cities, with two Tragica...

HGTV Canada at 25: A look at the network’s pillars of success

As the specialty station hits a milestone anniversary, its executives and talent discuss how its internal star system propelled it to new he...

Examining the future of Telefilm Canada’s Talent Fund

A decade in, Telefilm is looking at "the next iteration" of the fund that supports its Talent to Watch program.

How the industry is building more diverse crews at all levels

While unions look to recruit more Black, Indigenous and people of colour workers, the production community agrees change must start at the t...

APTN lumi’s experimental programming strategy

Lisa Ducharme, director of online content at APTN, discusses how working with short-form content has allowed the streamer to be innovative.

The determination and dash of luck that propelled Riceboy Sleeps

TIFF '22: Filmmaker Anthony Shim shares how securing critical financial partners on his sophomore drama Riceboy Sleeps kept the int...

Clement Virgo debuts ‘most personal film to date’ with Brother

TIFF '22: With a goal of authenticity, Virgo and producer Damon D’Oliveira cast actors with a deep understanding of the immigrant experien...

Navigating through the maze of the modern film market

As the film industry contends with uncertainty around theatrical, experts look to strategic spending, creative releases and the rebounding f...

10 to Watch: Meet the class of 2022

The newest cohort of Playback's annual 10 to Watch spans creative and executive talents across film and television.

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