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Behind the ‘humbling’ experience of making Trickster

The team behind Trickster took part in a BANFF panel to discuss how the industry should rethink colonial values in production when it comes to Indigenous narrative sovereignty.

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How a momentous TV event united Canadian networks

The story behind Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a 90-minute special that will span 120 platforms when it airs on April 26, from producer Insight Productions, Bell Media and CBC.

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Name the factors behind Family Feud Canada

Executives at CBC and Fremantle discuss why the English-language adaptation made sense for the pubcaster.

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2019 Showrunner of the Year: Dan Levy

The man behind Canada’s homegrown cultural phenomenon Schitt’s Creek topped a life-changing year with a surprise Emmy nomination and a major studio deal.

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Schitt’s Creek renewed for sixth and final season

Showrunner Dan Levy said the Schitt’s team were grateful for the creative freedom to bring the series to a close in a way “we had envisioned from the very beginning.”

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Trish Williams joins CBC as exec director of scripted

The former Bell Media and Temple Street exec will oversee CBC’s drama, comedy and film teams across linear and long-form streaming content.

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How to solve a problem like Canadian film viewership?

Industry players like Telefilm Canada and CBC are coming up with some new ideas to help solve an age-old problem.

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CBC ups Gave Lindo to exec director of OTT

Lindo will spearhead the pubcaster’s OTT content strategies and oversee its slate of original digital content for all platforms.

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Why CBC went digital first with DCTV’s Northern Rescue

The 10-part family adventure series is the first original drama to debut exclusively on CBC’s streaming platforms.

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CBC looks past TV to a digital-focused future

As CBC’s executives continue to fine-tune its strategy, the pubcaster is increasing its digital-content load – in part with more features – and enhancing its ‘local for global’ approach.

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CBC adds OTT programming and acquisitions head

Senior director of acquisitions Jenna Bourdeau will now lead content planning for the pubcaster’s streamer.

Diversity Roundtable

Breaking barriers: Diversity needs ‘margin for failure’

In part two of Playback‘s roundtable, execs talk international biases against diverse casting, the need for a higher risk tolerance and the growing demand for representation.