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The 2013 10 to Watch: Ian Harnarine

The writer-director of the Genie Award-winning short Doubles With Slight Pepper is gaining international attention with his global perspective.

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The 2013 10 to Watch: Katie Boland

Kicking off this year’s list is actor-producer Katie Boland, who, at 25 years old, has already emerged as a successful and multi-dimensional talent.


Playback’s 2013 10 to Watch

Playback kicks off our annual 10 to Watch reveal with the first two names on our list. Keep your eye on Playback Daily every day as well roll out the full list.

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Catching up with the 2012 10 to Watch

Here’s a look at what some of Playback‘s 10 to Watch have been up to and what they have lined up for 2013.

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The 2012 Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Gallery #1

A selection of photos from the red carpet at Playback‘s 6th annual Hall of Fame event.

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The 2012 10 to Watch

David Cormican, Cassie Steele, Mark De Angelis, Calum deHartog, Lisa Jackson, Michelle Ouellet, Xavier Dolan, Patrick Tarr, Dev Singh and Mark Montefiore are this year’s selection of up-and-comers poised for great things.

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The 2012 10 to Watch: David Cormican

At just 30, the Saskatchewan native has been turning heads producing Faces in the Crowd starring Milla Jovovich, The Tall Man starring Jessica Biel and Stephen McHattie; one of his upcoming projects includes the Captain Canuck remake.


The 2012 10 to Watch: Mark Montefiore

Toronto-based Montefiore is producing the feature Cas & Dylan with director Jason Priestley, after producing the Comedy Network original series Picnicface.

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The 2012 10 to Watch: Dev Singh

After establishing himself as a VFX specialist with big budget U.S. films (including The Ice Harvest and Four Brothers), Toronto-based Singh moved into editing and is currently working on Little Terrors, Picture Day (premiering at TIFF) and Fangs of War 3D.


The 2012 10 to Watch: Calum deHartog

The Toronto SWAT officer has co-created CBC drama Cracked and adapted Dennis Lehane’s Southern noir short story Running out of Dog, which is now in development with Leo DiCaprio’s prodco Appian Way.


The 2012 10 to Watch: Mark De Angelis

The writer whose credits include Dan for Mayor and The Ron James Show co-created and produced Bill and Sons Towing, a webseries that attracted a lot of mainstream media attention and lured many high-profile Canadian actors.


The 2012 10 to Watch: Cassie Steele

The buzz is steadily increasing for the former Degrassi star and rising singer who plays a Canadian actress with Hollywood dreams on The L.A. Complex.