5 to watch/10 to watch

February 1, 2011. Vancouver, BC.  Sean O'ReillyFounder/C.E.O., Arcana Studio, has an animation/comic/graphic novel business. Here he is in his Burnaby Studio. Portrait for top 40 under 40. Photo: Laura Leyshon for the Globe and Mail

The 2013 10 To Watch: Sean Patrick O’Reilly

The “media-agnostic” founder and CEO of Vancouver-based Arcana Comics says the company’s business strategy is to develop and produce content from the Arcana library while holding on to the rights.

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The 2013 10 to Watch: Jordan Nahmias

A specialist in entertainment law, Jordan Nahmias is making a name for himself in the world of Canadian film.


The 2013 10 To Watch: Michelle Latimer

The veteran actress-turned-director is making a name for herself taking on unconventional subjects and outsiders.


The 2013 10 to Watch: Jason Lapeyre

The Toronto-based director’s career has exploded in the last two years, with his first two features gaining recognition on the festival circuit and a bevy of new projects in the works.


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.