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10 to Watch: Last chance to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry’s next up-and-comers is tonight. Click here to access the survey directly.

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Welcome to the new Playback

Publisher Jenn Kuzmyk and editor-in-chief Liza Sardi outline new Playback initiatives and offerings as the publication evolves alongside the industry it has covered for more than 30 years.

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Submissions open for Playback’s 10 to Watch

The annual feature that recognizes up-and-coming talent will focus on 10 racially diverse industry professionals; nomination deadline is Sept. 21.

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Black Canadian producers, creators call for ‘transformative change’

More than 50 professionals in the screen sector have co-signed a letter to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, calling for, among other things, the creation of a Black Screen Office.

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Shaftesbury Tech debuts Bubble Bloom

The free tablet app for kids aged six to 15 is the first of six positive distraction games the prodco’s technology division plans to release.

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Like George, I am in a vise. I am trapped. I can’t breathe either.

Column: Reelworld founder and executive director Tonya Williams asks “is your story perpetuating the negative stereotypes that lend to the public fear and violent treatment of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour as less than human?”

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Playback stands in solidarity

Playback stands in solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities and all people of colour.

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‘Making things simply won’t be the same without him’: remembering David Hayman

The revered music supervisor was an integral part of Toronto’s indie scene, working on titles including Kim’s Convenience and Once Were Brothers.

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COVID-19: Playback’s resource guide

An overview of the financial, informational and mental health supports and resources available to Canadian industry members during the COVID-19 crisis, updated regularly.

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Federal government loosens CERB eligibility requirements

The benefits program is now open to those making up to $1,000 a month, in addition to creators receiving royalty payments from prior copyrighted works. (Unlocked)

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CMF launches COVID-19 information hub

The resource page will be regularly updated with details on financial support programs and relevant news to the industry as the funder sets its COVID-19 action plan. (Unlocked)

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Canadian Film Day streams on to celebrate homegrown film

Reel Canada is taking the annual Canadian film celebration online with curated film collections on streaming sites and a four-hour livestream on April 22.