Fall 2017

10 to Watch: Last chance to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry's next up-and-comers is tonight. Clic...

Can broader appeal and co-viewing keep Comedy laughing?

The channel is doubling down on a strategy that has served it well over 20 years, relying on syndicated and second-window hits to provide vi...

New Establishment: Forte Entertainment

The Toronto prodco behind Hello Goodbye thinks it has the recipe for a breakout original Canadian format.

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Indigenous voices on the rise: Ryan McMahon

The Anishinaabe comedian, writer and podcaster on how scripted Indigenous stories can find traction with mainstream audiences.

Trevor Mack

Indigenous voices on the rise: Trevor Mack

With a second TIFF premiere under his belt, the Grandmother director is spying a move to TV.

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Amplifying Diversity – Playback Fall 2017

Interim editor Megan Haynes talks supporting Indigenous content in the first in a series of Playback features on underrepresented v...

Roxann Whitebean

Indigenous voices on the rise: Roxann Whitebean

Keep your eye on the Thunder Blanket writer/director/producer, who is boldly tackling the personal, political and otherworldly to bui...

Michelle Latimer

Indigenous voices rising: Michelle Latimer

Following the world premiere of her short Nuuca at TIFF, the Rise filmmaker talks finding wide audiences for Indigenous cont...

Rezolution Pictures

Indigenous voices rising: Rezolution Pictures

Following the success of Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, the Montreal prodco is looking for international opportunities a...

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Indigenous voices rising: Eagle Vision

Taken exec producers Lisa Meeches and Kyle Irving talk staying ahead of storytelling trends, using critical acclaim to build opport...

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Why diversity matters

Playback's fall issue dives into the business cases behind a more diverse entertainment industry and why it matters to the future of ...

Joel Thomas Hynes

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Joel Thomas Hynes

The actor/writer/producer who is set to debut Little Dog on CBC this winter, has won high praise from the likes of Tassie Cameron a...

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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...

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 expert...

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-...

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 direc...

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they're looking for at this year's fest.