Banff 2012


Canadian prodcos encouraged to pitch U.S. broadcasters

Shaw Media content VP Christine Shipton says a competitive market means U.S. producers are today pitching to Canadian broadcasters.


Canadian web series come out on top at Rockies

Guidestones (pictured) and Bear 71 took home best web series prizes at Banff’s international television and digital media awards.


HBO doc Koran by Heart takes top jury prize in Banff

As the Banff Rockie Awards were handed out Tuesday, the best drama prize went to Five (pictured), a short film anthology for Lifetime in the U.S. market.

Photo: Wat Suandok, Flickr Creative Commons

Banff 2012: Sask producers ponder their next moves

“It’s not a load-up the wagon and head out of Dodge. It’s a slow ending of the industry,” SMPIA president Ron Goetz tells Playback.


Space orders original drama Orphan Black

Temple Street Productions will produce the 10 ep series co-created by John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

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TV subscription, license spending to hit $13B by 2016: PwC report

According to the report, consumer spending in Canada is projected to increase at 5.3% compound annual growth to 2016, versus 3.7% in the U.S.


CRTC at Banff 2012: Netflix Canada a problem? It’s the solution

“Let’s take advantage of these great new digital media to promote and export our Canadian content to the world,” CRTC commissioner Peter Menzies (pictured) told delegates on Monday.


Banff 2012: Canada Media Fund unveils website

The online initiative aims to showcase and celebrate Canadian TV programming and digital content consumed widely at home and abroad.


L.M. Montgomery heirs secure Breakthrough for new Green Gables series

The indie producer is pacting with the family of the classic Canadian kids book franchise for a contemporary take on Anne Shirley, the spunky redhead from Prince Edward Island.


Inside the Rockies with Matt Hornburg

The marblemedia co-CEO and exec producer of Whatsinaname talks to Playback about the cross-platform project and what’s on tap this year.


Inside the Rockies with Kaitlin Ann Jones

The Soldier Brother creator talks to Playback about making the NFB interactive doc.


Inside the Rockies with Jarrett Sherman

The Smokebomb Entertainment partner and executive producer of Totally Amp’d talks to Playback Daily about why a multi-platform content strategy is critical.