Summer 2019

10 to Watch: Last chance to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry's next up-and-comers is tonight. Clic...

Michelle Lovretta isn’t afraid of moving on

The Killjoys and Lost Girl creator shares her philosophy on mentoring up-and-coming showrunners.

APTN @ 20: How the broadcaster found its footing

Part two of Playback magazine's feature examines how former CRTC policy analyst Patrick Tourigny played a key role in APTN's origin...

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APTN: Giving the Indigenous community a voice

From Playback magazine: the broadcaster has become more relevant than ever as it prepares for its ambitious next phase after 20 yea...

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Modern Canadian showrunner pt. 2: opportunities abound for creators

Showrunners discuss new opportunities created by SVOD players and expanded funding triggers, and how the discussion around diversity is evol...

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The modern Canadian showrunner: navigating a landscape in flux

Part one of Playback magazine's showrunner feature looks at the increased creative freedom afforded to writers, and why now is an e...

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Domestic prodcos stretched thin under talent crunch

As the production volume in Canada continues to surge, Sean Buckley, Daniel Bekerman and Vince Commisso discuss how they're working around t...

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Playback Summer 2019: Behind Cancon’s newfound optimism

Playback's summer issue breaks down the burst of positivity from producers and creatives in the industry and pays tribute to Indige...

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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broa...

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Indie List 2019: a tumultuous year in review

From Playback magazine: optimism, challenges (both old and new) and some impressive success stories in a transitory year for Canadi...

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CBC retools Battle of the Blades for 2019 return

The original Canadian format returns this fall, five years after its initial cancellation, in a drastically different TV environment than th...

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Programmer profile: Blue Ant Media

Execs Jamie Schouela and Sam Linton discuss commissioning strategies for the company's Canadian specialty channels, Cottage Life, Makeful an...

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Playback’s 2019 Indie List: survey online now

We want to hear how you allocated your spend in the 2018 calendar year. CLICK HERE to a...