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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Class of 2018

Meet the ambitious filmmakers and execs changing the Canadian film and TV landscape.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)

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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 Jennings and Mary Harron on why the 26-year-old is a star in the making.

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 expertise.

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-granting unicorns.

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 director is one to keep an eye on.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: last chance to nominate!

Know an up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries? Tell us about them before it’s too late.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2017 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it.

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Playback’s 2016 5 to Watch

From Playback magazine: Five Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the rise.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2016 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view.)

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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.