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Baichwal to direct doc based on Margaret Atwood’s ‘Payback’

The National Film Board of Canada has announced through its blog (www.blog.nfb.ca) that it has recently optioned the film rights for Margaret Atwood's recent non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. The film, now just entering the development stage, will be directed by Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God) and produced by Ravida Din (Family Motel).
April 27, 2009

The National Film Board of Canada has announced through its blog (blog.nfb.ca) that it has recently optioned the film rights for Margaret Atwood’s recent non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. The film, now just entering the development stage, will be directed by Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God) and produced by Ravida Din (Family Motel).

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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