Playback goes on-line only, Boards mag ceases publication

Playback magazine, which has covered Canada's film, TV, and digital production and broadcasting industries for the past 24 years, announced today that it will cease publishing its biweekly print edition.

However, it will continue to publish content on its Web site.

Executive publisher Russell Goldstein stated in a press release that "While the transition may appear sudden, this decision was made from a position of strength." He added that they had been preparing for the transition to a Web-only publication since converting to a paid-access site in 2007.

In addition to canceling Playback's print editions, Brunico Communications completely shutdown Boards magazine (which reported on the international commercial production industry), resulting in a total of 18 full-time positions being cut.