Playback (magazine)

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Categories Film, Canadian film industry, television, media, culture
First issue September 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)
Company Brunico Communications
Country Canada
Based in Toronto

Playback is an online Canadian film, broadcasting and interactive media trade journal owned by Brunico Communications. It was previously published biweekly as a print magazine and is widely popular in the Canadian entertainment industry, considered to be a "must read" amongst industry professionals.[1]


The first issue of Playback magazine was published, in tabloid format, on September 29, 1986.[2] It went on to become a "must read" for Canadian industry professionals, highlighting daily news regarding the country's growing film and television industry.

The magazine has since begun to report on advancements in the online digital media industry as well, specifically web series and related events, media and culture.[3] The magazine also reports on funding resources for filmmakers, technical advancements in the industry, and trends,[4] widely considered to be a "must read" amongst industry professionals.[1]

Transition to online magazine[edit]

In May 2010, Playback magazine stopped publishing its biweekly print edition and became entirely an online magazine.[5]


A sister publication to Playback, known as Kidscreen, has been published by Brunico Communications since January 1996.[6] The magazine focuses on the children's entertainment industry.


  1. ^ a b 20, Katie Bailey November; 2015. "Playback names its Best of the Year". Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  2. ^ Jim Shenkman, Founding Publisher
  3. ^ ago, Julianna Cummins 1 week. "Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ ago, Jordan Pinto 3 days. "Bell Fund distributes $5.4M across 30 projects". Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  5. ^ Takeuchi, Craig (May 20, 2010). "Playback goes on-line only, Boards mag ceases publication". Georgia Straight. Vancouver. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Playback (September 25, 1995). "Brunico launches new publication". Playback. 

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