Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn is editor of Playback Daily. A veteran multimedia arts journalist, she was formerly chief film and TV writer at The Canadian Press and reporter-editor in various departments at the national wire service, landing bylines in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and many major publications across the country. She's a Humber Radio Hall of Fame inductee, been a copywriter for Corus Entertainment and written for community paper Danforth CentreTown News. At Playback, she oversees content for the publication's daily newsletter.

Posts by Victoria Ahearn
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Creative BC awards $820K in first Production Program since 2003

Funding goes to B.C. producers and directors for the production phase of their longer-form projects, including scripted feature-length films and documentaries.

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Production sector monitoring Omicron ‘really carefully’ over the holidays

With productions on holiday hiatus, many are taking a wait-and-see approach on how the latest COVID-19 variant might affect their sets.

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WaZabi Films gets world rights to Ken Scott feature

French-Canadian family dramedy Goodbye Happiness (Au revoir le bonheur) will make its international premiere in competition at France’s L’Alpe D’Huez in January.

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WildBrain Studios’ Peanuts special among Annie Awards nominees

9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Mercury Filmworks and Tangent Animation are among the other Canadian companies up for trophies at the annual animation awards.

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Deals: Point Grey, QYOU Media, Nelvana

Disney+ picks up Point Grey’s Pam & Tommy, Q India partners with Mzaalo, plus more.

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In Brief: Bachelor in Paradise Canada renewed for a second season

Plus: Cameras roll on CBC Gem’s Revenge of The Black Best Friend, B.C. gets a boost from Superman & Lois, and more.

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HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada join RiverTV

The Corus specialty channels are among several Canadian offerings on the millennial-geared live TV and on-demand streaming provider.

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Changemaker Organization of the Year: Canada Media Fund

How the CMF is steering its ship toward a different model.

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Telefilm production spend hit new low, while overall program spend rose in 2020/21

The funder saw an overall 4% increase in funding support across all programs, with increases to development and documentary programs, however spending on production programs dropped by 43% – a historically low level.

Beijing Cinemas Reopen After Six Months Closure Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario cinemas face new capacity restrictions amid Omicron COVID-19 variant

Movie theatres and other larger venues will be capped at 50% capacity in response to the highly infectious variant, just a couple of months after cinemas fully reopened.

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Cineplex awarded damages of $1.24 billion following failed takeover

Cineworld says it plans to appeal the decision in the suit, which was launched by Toronto-based Cineplex after the U.K. firm cancelled its $2.8 billion takeover.

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Super Channel picks up four more Go Button Media series

The new deal, which includes the docuseries Colossal Machines, brings to seven the amount of titles Super Channel has acquired or commissioned from Go Button.