COVID-19

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BANFF cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

“Cancelling the festival after 41 years of success was not a decision we took lightly, but it was the right thing to do for festival delegates, speakers, and staff,” said chair Randy Lennox.

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Playback’s COVID-19 coverage unlocked

While we realize we aren’t the first paywalled publication to take this step, we are fully committed to playing our part in covering and supporting the industry during this unprecedented moment in time.

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COVID-19: talent agencies pivot amid production shutdown

Agents say virtual auditions are becoming more commonplace, but to expect a flurry of activity when production ramps up again.

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Cooped-up creatives chew the fat in Instagram Live chats

Warren Sonoda has been hosting a series of live chats with the likes of Molly McGlynn and Randall Thorne, with attention turning to CSA nominees next week.

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Task force sets out to count dollar impact of COVID-19 crisis

“An assessment of the national impact, as quickly as we can determine it, is critical at this time,” said the coalition, which includes CMF, CMPA, ISO and Telefilm.

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Making sense of a crisis: industry assesses ‘epic’ impact of pandemic

An on-the-ground look at the productions affected by the COVID-19 situation, as well as its impact on Canadian networks, development and long-term sector growth.

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Wynonna Earp shuts down production in Alberta

Shaftesbury has also postponed shooting on Departure in Toronto, while Ottawa prepares to announce emergency funds for workers not covered by EI.