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WFW: New backlot in Pickering, Ontario offers a versatile and economical shooting location

Canadian Locations Showcase: The 90-acre plot features a modern-day small town set that can be converted into any setting you need.


BBC gets in the groove with Pillango project

The unscripted kids show from Toronto-based Sarah Haasz and TVOKids will premiere on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer in early 2022.

Gary the Unicorn (front) and friends_ Gary's Magic Fort (courtesy of CBC)

CBC sets carbon footprint for original productions

The new directive for Canadian English-language productions over $400,000 takes effect Jan. 3, 2022.


Beach House acquires majority stake in Momo Film

The deal allows the Blue Ant Media-owned company to expand its scripted content production capabilities in Singapore.


5’7 Films’ heist thriller underway after real-life theft

Vandits stars Jann Arden, Enrico Colantoni and Trailer Park Boys star Robb Wells.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Nov. 1 to 7, 2021

The Good Doctor leads, followed by CSI: Vegas and Survivor.


Attraction draws Ian Whitehead to team

The award-winning producer will join the Montreal-based prodco and distributor as VP of English scripted content in the new year.


Red Arrow Studios sells Gravitas to Anthem

The Toronto-based company headed by longtime Canwest TV executive Leonard Asper is gaining a 3,000-title content library to fuel a FAST channel.


Bron recruits for new role leading non-scripted development

Former Amazon Studios executive Josh Miller is tasked with managing and expanding the film and TV slate.


Sepia Films, Connect3 partner on Canada/Mexico copro

Katherine McNamara (pictured) stars in the thriller, which goes to camera this month in Cancun and Montreal.


Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Jennifer Irons

PRESENTED BY CBC: At the peak of her writing career Irons made an unexpected pivot to represent the underrepresented with Canada’s first Black-owned film and TV literary agency.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Eternals comes in at No. 1 for its opening week while Hindi-language action film Sooryavanshi debuts at No. 3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Catherine Therrien’s drama Une révision debuts at No. 1, followed by Drunken Birds (Les Oiseaux ivres) and Maria Chapdelaine.


WIFTV names Eli Morris as executive director

The role was previously held by Carolyn Combs, who departed WIFTV in summer 2020.

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Playback welcomes new Daily editor

Former Canadian Press arts editor Victoria Ahearn brings a long track record in the Canadian screen scene to the industry’s top resource for film and TV industry news.


BIPOC-focused Black Market Releasing ready to launch

Led by Frances Anne Solomon, the company will focus on serving the Canadian theatrical market by elevating diverse voices and stories through film.