Stella Meghie

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Telefilm, Birks to honour Nettie Wild, Tantoo Cardinal

Emerging talent Stella Meghie and Jeanne Leblanc were also named among six recipients of the annual Birks Diamond Tribute award.

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CBC’s The Filmmakers returns with a new focus

The second season of the talk show is shining a light on films directed by Canadian women.

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Coming soon: Jean of the Joneses

Search Engine’s Jason Wright on converting strong showings at SXSW and TIFF ’16 into theatrical ticket sales ahead of the film’s Toronto release on Friday.

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TIFF ’16: The Discoverers

From Playback magazine (part 1 of 2): First-time Canadian filmmakers break down their road to TIFF and what lies ahead. (Tony Elliott’s ARQ pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: Weirdos, Below Her Mouth get world bows

Other Canadian films to world-premiere at the festival include We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice, Boundaries and Nelly.

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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.

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Canadian titles get world bows at SXSW

Stella Meghie’s Jean of the Joneses (pictured) and Tatiana Maslany-starrer The Other Half are among the Canadian titles to screen at the Texas festival.

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Jean of the Joneses shoot underway in T.O.

The low-budget feature from writer/director Stella Meghie (pictured) will film in both Toronto and New York.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Stella Meghie

Canadian writer Stella Meghie has caught the eye of execs at Warner Bros and BET, all while pursuing her passion to tell unique stories “from a young black female’s point of view.”

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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.