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


The first issue of Playback magazine was published, in tabloid format, on September 29, 1986.[2]

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] It is widely considered to be a "must read" amongst industry professionals.[5]

In May 2010, Playback magazine stopped publishing its biweekly print edition and became an exclusively online magazine.[6]


  1. ^ "Playback". The Globe and Mail, August 23, 1986.
  2. ^ Jim Shenkman, Founding Publisher[betterĀ sourceĀ needed]
  3. ^ Cummins, Julianna (March 23, 2016). "Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest". Playback. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Pinto, Jordan (March 29, 2016). "Bell Fund distributes $5.4M across 30 projects". Playback. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Bailey, Katie (November 20, 2015). "Playback names its Best of the Year". Playback. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Takeuchi, Craig (May 20, 2010). "Playback goes on-line only, Boards mag ceases publication". The Georgia Straight. Vancouver. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010.

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