5 to Watch

Hannah Mackenzie

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Aberrant Pictures

Since meeting in 2013, multi-hyphenate talents Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson have been building considerable momentum for their fledging prodco.

5toWatchLogo (2)

Playback’s 5 to Watch revealed

Our annual list of Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success.

PB_fall2015cover_620x350

Playback’s Fall 2015 issue is now out

Branded content, The New Establishment and Nicholas Campbell inducted into the Playback Film & TV Hall of Fame.

5toWatchLogo (2)

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.

11-14-11ArcticAir

Playback’s most-read stories of 2014

From development slates to cancellations to the Banff World Media festival, Playback takes a look back at our most-read stories from the past year. (Arctic Air pictured.)

Melissa Williamson

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Melissa Williamson

The head of development at Pier 21 has proven adept at seeking out unique TV properties and anticipating network needs.

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.

JeffChanDirectorPhoto

Playback’s 5 to Watch: Jeff Chan

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

001PB_cover_Fall14 - from AG

The Film Game: Playback’s Fall 2014 issue

From features on the business of film festivals to the evolution of home entertainment, Playback‘s Fall 2014 issue takes a look at the changing nature of the film business.

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.

News

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.”