Mark Bishop

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Producers weigh desire to return to work quickly with practical realities

As signs emerge that a return to production could be in sight, producers are examining the complex question of how and when to resume filming on specific projects.

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Rethinking the production model for a post-COVID world

Virtual roundtable part two: producers discuss ways to future proof against a second or third wave of the pandemic, bracing for unprecedented crew demand when production resumes, and what this all means for the BTLR report. (Unlocked)

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Playback’s virtual roundtable pt. 1: producers unpack COVID-19 fallout

With the pandemic upending every facet of the domestic business, production heads discuss the near-term impact, contingency planning, survival, mental health of employees and their bottom lines. (Unlocked)

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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broadcast environment.

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Hey Google, what’s the latest TV trend?

In the first of a four-part series on the future of TV, Playback delves into voice-activation tech and the opportunities it presents for producers.

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marblemedia looks to YouTube to fast-track speed to market

The company’s YouTube channel has been CAVCO-certified, a move its co-CEO says will help it bypass barriers in a slow commissioning climate.

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marblemedia to produce Christmas musical special

A Celtic Family Christmas, featuring Nova Scotia fiddler Natalie MacMaster, was co-commissioned by BYUtv, YESTV, NTV, CHEK-DT and Vision TV.

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CBC Kids greenlights marblemedia digital series

Holy Baloney will launch this spring on the pubcaster’s digital platform and TV app.

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Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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In Brief: Mom and Dad, Letterkenny, Panavision

Marblemedia names hosts for Just Like Mom and Dad, another special for Letterkenny and Panavision hires as a longtime exec retires.

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Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part Two

Execs from leading media companies talk about audience engagement, defining digital success and where to find revenue.

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Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part One

Execs from leading media companies dig into everything from discoverability to monetization and working with SVODs.