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Playback Summer 2020: How we reopen

The summer 2020 issue breaks down how Canada’s screen-based industry coped with shutdowns and found innovative solutions to restart production in a pandemic.

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Playback Spring 2020: Serving up solutions

The spring 2020 issue covers the implications of the BTLR report and delves into the wave of big acquisitions and other growing trends in Canadian media.

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Playback Winter 2019: Best of the Year

Editor-in-chief Liza Sardi chats with industry leaders about nostalgia, innovation, the arrival of Disney+, meeting consumer expectations and where the industry is headed in 2020.

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Playback Fall 2019: The future of Canadian film in an OTT world

Our fall issue explores how producers are staying afloat in the uncertain waters of SVODs and OTTs and debuts the 2019 class of Playback‘s 5 to Watch.

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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 Indigenous film and TV icons.

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Playback Spring 2019: Revolutionary or Reactionary?

Playback‘s spring issue examines the direction in which the TV business is trending, and the Canadian players on the front lines of the shifting landscape.

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Playback Winter 2018-19: Breaking down 2018 with the year’s biggest newsmakers

Playback‘s winter issue showcases key players shaping the industry and wishes a bittersweet farewell to two icons who blazed a trail for them.

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Playback Fall 2018: Fresh faces taking Canadian film to new places

Reflecting on the recent evolution in Canadian indie film, celebrating rising talent and saying goodbye to an influential industry executive.

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Playback Summer 2018: The Genre Report

Playback‘s summer issue takes a deep dive into how Canada’s top creatives are making TV today.

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Playback Spring 2018: Awards, amazing women and Canada’s kids biz

Playback‘s first print issue of the year hits mailboxes this week, packed with features on the issues shaping the industry right now.

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Playback Winter 2017

From Playback winter issue, interim editor Megan Haynes on speaking up to shift the balance of power.

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Amplifying Diversity – Playback Fall 2017

Interim editor Megan Haynes talks supporting Indigenous content in the first in a series of Playback features on underrepresented voices in Canadian media.