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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Canadian Academy adds three new board members as four others depart

The new members hail from Blue Ant International, Thunderbird Entertainment Group and Netflix Canada.

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Quebecor Fund disburses more than $2.8 million to production companies

The fund’s Main Television Production Assistance Program will support French-language projects including Plan B and Double Faute from Productions KOTV.

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Deals: Téléquébec, Hayu Canada, Epic Storyworlds, Brain Power Studio

Téléquébec takes rights to APC Studios doc WANTED: Women in Science, Hayu Canada gets The Circus, and more.

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Sci-fi horror Kids vs. Aliens invades Nova Scotia

Hobo with a Shotgun‘s Jason Eisener and John Davies reunite on the Halifax-shot teen feature.

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Babysitter, Framing Agnes among Canadian films heading to Sundance

The lineup also includes the National Film Board of Canada VR experience This Is Not a Ceremony.

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Blue Mountain Film Festival to launch in summer 2022

Artistic director Helen du Toit says she wants the southern Ontario festival to foster intimate relationships between producers and be a “co-production hub.”

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Spark short film to offer paid mentorship program

In seeing the power of mentorship programs first-hand, the film’s producers will provide nine up-and-comers with experience, thanks to the support of Telus Storyhive.

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Sally Lee to lead the Canadian Independent Screen Fund

Lee will work to establish a $10-million annual fund to support screen-based content by Black and people of colour professionals.

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Toronto’s Infield Fly secures international deal for Ryan Reynolds-narrated Curb Your Carbon

Netherlands-based factual specialist Off the Fence will distribute the doc worldwide, building on the company’s Canadian presence.

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TIFF releases annual Top Ten list of best Canadian films

The list of features has eight first appearances and five Indigenous filmmakers, including Danis Goulet with Night Raiders.

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Deals: Radio-Canada, Incendo, WaZabi Films, Larco, Gusto

Terence Films acquires option rights to After (Après) from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, Incendo and BlackBox Multimedia co-developing Ellery Queen, and more.

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David Carver tees up biopic on late Canadian golf great Moe Norman

Carver plans to shoot the U.S.-Canadian copro on both sides of the border, with a Canuck team including David Steinberg.