Playback Hall of Fame

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The 2012 10 to Watch: Patrick Tarr

Among other projects the Toronto-based screenwriting award winner has been at work on upcoming CBC drama Cracked, and co-wrote the feature script for sci-fi thriller The Colony.

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The 2012 10 to Watch: Michelle Ouellet

In addition to recently starting Sociable Films with Nicholas Carella and Ali Liebert, B.C.-based Ouellet has carved a short and sharp upward career arc with Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Hooked on Speedman, the TV-web series The True Heroines and the short This Feels Nice (in post).

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The 2012 10 to Watch: Xavier Dolan

This Quebecer isn’t even 25 and has already had three films compete at the Cannes Film Festival, including Laurence Anyways (also screening at TIFF12) and J’ai tue ma mere, which took three Cannes awards in 2009.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Graham Greene

The prolific actor is being honoured for his unrivaled professionalism and commitment to acting in a career that spans decades.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Rene Malo

The filmmaker is being recognized for his groundbreaking sales and distribution business strategy to take Canadian films to foreign markets, always with an eye for maintaining cultural autonomy.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Colin Low

Over five decades Low helped to make the National Film Board a world-renowned fount of cutting edge animated and documentary storytelling, and for that is being entered into the hall of fame.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Jackie Burroughs

Actor who died of cancer in 2010 is being honoured for her dedication to her craft and laying the foundation for female actors to forge ahead and own their roles.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Bob Culbert

The Northern Ireland-born TV veteran is being appreciated for his life-long commitment to the core values of broadcast news gathering and documentary production.

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Playback 2012 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Piers Handling

The TIFF director and CEO is recognized as an industry builder for transforming the festival into a world-renowned event and constructing its year-round home, the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower.

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Swarovski Humanitarian Award 2012: Gary Slaight

The founder of Slaight Music and overseer of the Slaight Family Foundation is to be recognized for his charitable work during the Playback Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame ceremony Sept. 21.

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Deluxe Award For Outstanding Achievement 2012: Sarah Polley

The young actor, director and screenwriter will receive this year’s Deluxe Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Playback Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame ceremony Sept. 21.

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Playback Breakout Award 2012: Sarah Gadon

A 10 to Watch list member from 2011, Gadon has had a laudable year, including shooting TV series World Without End and Denis Villeneuve’s An Enemy.