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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Rebecca Liddiard

Following her performances in MsLabelled, Houdini and Doyle and the upcoming Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Christina Jennings and Mary Harron on why the 26-year-old is a star in the making.

Akash Sherman

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Akash Sherman

At just 22, the writer/director and VFX whiz kid has caught the eye of Ari Lantos and others with his filmmaking vision and technical expertise.

Jason Filiatraut

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Jason Filiatrault

The Calgary screenwriter who is grabbing the industry’s attention tackles everything from (super) awkward romances to lonely robots to wish-granting unicorns.

Molly McGlynn

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Molly McGlynn

Deepa Mehta loves her. Lena Dunham praises her. And with her first feature Mary Goes Round just debuting at TIFF, the Toronto director is one to keep an eye on.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: last chance to nominate!

Know an up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries? Tell us about them before it’s too late.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2017 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it.

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Playback’s 2016 5 to Watch

From Playback magazine: Five Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the rise.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2016 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view.)

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What our 5 to Watch are up to now

The Playback team checks in with our 5 to Watch class of 2015 to get an update on their latest projects, deals and moves.

Hannah Mackenzie

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Aberrant Pictures

Since meeting in 2013, multi-hyphenate talents Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson have been building considerable momentum for their fledging prodco.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch revealed

Our annual list of Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success.

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Playback’s Fall 2015 issue is now out

Branded content, The New Establishment and Nicholas Campbell inducted into the Playback Film & TV Hall of Fame.