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Cracked Writer and Co-Creater to be Honoured by Playback


After seeing the names of the 2012 '10 to Watch' - as named by Playback - Cracked star Stefanie von Pfetten couldn't hold back her delight as she saw the name of the show's co-creator Calum de Hartog and one of its writers, Patrick Tarr.


Playback is one of Canada's leading film and television industry publications, and every year they induct even more Canadian industry leaders into their Hall of Fame, as well as handing out special recognition awards. Last year, George Stroumboulopoulos picked up the Swarovski Humanitarian Award for his efforts as the first Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme. Republic of Doyle's Allan Hawco meanwhile picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in Canadian television here at CBC.


Each year, Playback will also name the '10 to Watch' - some of the brightest up and coming talents in the industry. Calum de Hartog is a former Toronto cop, who took inspiration from his former life to create CBC's upcoming drama, Cracked. Patrick Tarr is an artist turned writer who last year won a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award.


This year's inductees into the Hall of Fame include TIFF director Piers Handling and the actor Graham Greene. Sarah Polley wins the Deluxe Award for Outstanding Acheivement and the Breakout Award goes to Sarah Gadon.


Have a look at the full list of Hall of Fame inductees and the 10 to Watch at Playbackonline.ca. The red carpet hall of fame induction ceremony will be held September 21, at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio.


Check out our video from last year's Playback Hall of Fame event at the Glenn Gould:


 

 

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