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Rupinder Gill

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Rupinder Gill

Following a late career switch, Toronto-based author and writer Rupinder Gill has quickly become a rising star in comedy writing.

Abby Ho

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Abby Ho

Interactive producer. Digital media whiz. Abby Ho is on the frontlines of today’s new media business.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Jeff Chan

Fast-rising director Jeff Chan turned a talent for online video into a career in feature film.

Sarah Allen

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Sarah Allen

We kick off our annual 5 to Watch list with a profile of actor Sarah Allen, whose red-hot year has included leading roles in film and television, including The Husband and Remedy.

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Playback reveals the 2014 “5 to Watch”

Our most-anticipated list of the year: five Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success, and five more we’re calling “The New Establishment.”

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Last call for Playback’s 5 to Watch nominations

Nominations close June 24 at 5 p.m.. If you have a rising star to nominate, this is your last chance.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it.

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Inside Playback’s Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame

The film, television and digital industries’ best and brightest gathered at Toronto’s C Lounge on Thursday to celebrate our six newest Hall of Fame inductees. (Pictured: inductee Slawko Klymkiw)

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The 2013 10 To Watch: Brandon James Scott

The award-winning illustrator, designer and director at Guru Studio has racked up kudos for his pre-school animated series Justin Time.

Chloe Robichaud

The 2013 10 To Watch: Chloe Robichaud

At just 25 years old, the Quebec-based director is already a festival veteran, with her latest, Sarah Prefere la Course, premiering at TIFF this week.

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The 2013 10 To Watch: Ramona Pringle

The actor/host has set her sights on digital media as an assistant professor at Ryerson and multi-platform producer.

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The 2013 10 To Watch: Patrick O’Sullivan

The production development exec, who has worked at CTV, the CFC and CBC, is now launching New Metric Media with producer (and 2012 10 to Watch-er) Mark Montefiore.