Playback Sessions

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How Karma’s World landed a Netflix deal

VIDEO: 9 Story Media principal Vince Commisso on how the long-gestating show, created by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, landed a deal with the streaming giant, and how 9 Story’s various international hubs are collaborating to bring the series to life.

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Behind the launch of Julie Bristow’s new venture, Content Catalyst Fund

VIDEO: The veteran content exec chats with Playback about amplifying the market potential of female stories and storytellers, new beginnings, CFF’s 25-project development slate and more.

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Outgoing CMPA chair Scott Garvie reflects on four years of industry upheaval

VIDEO: Garvie, whose four-year term has spanned a number of historic policy decisions and reviews, discusses some of the defining moments of his tenure and looks ahead to what comes next for Canadian producers.

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Inside the creation of the Black Screen Office

VIDEO: Five of the architects behind the BSO discuss its progress, timeliness, and the growing importance of having an independent organization that advocates on behalf of Black industry professionals.

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Escaping reality: factual producers on creating a welcome distraction from the 24/7 COVID news cycle

VIDEO: Execs from marblemedia, Insight Productions, Saloon Media and BGM discuss pandemic-era production, strategic shifts in development, and what audiences and buyers are looking for.

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Film distributors talk TIFF, super agencies and return of theatrical

VIDEO: In the first instalment of Playback‘s new video series, Anick Poirier, Justin Rebelo, Noah Segal and Mark Slone unpack some of the tectonic shifts and opportunities in the film distribution landscape.