Four days into the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, it's slim pickin's for acquisitions execs looking to buy domestic rights to English-lingo films.
With its quirky array of prizes from the competition jury crowning a rich selection of world cinema, the 26th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival ended Sept. 2 in a style it's made all its…
Many figured tough economic conditions in the film biz might put a damper on this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival. But the Canuck fest kicked off in upbeat fashion Thursday with organizers only…
A pair of dark-horse pics took home the top prizes at the Montreal World Film Festival on Monday night.
Why do so many people in the biz love the Toronto Intl. Film Festival? These are tough times for the worldwide fest circuit thanks to a global media slowdown, tougher conditions in the international…
This has been a rough year for Canada's production community. After years of rapid-fire growth, often in the range of 20% per year, there was a slowdown in both foreign and domestic lensing in the…
Last year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival was defined by Sept. 11 and it will be a significant date again this year.
Telefilm Canada executive director Richard Stursberg is on a crusade to increase the box office of Canuck films and somehow convince reluctant Canadian moviegoers to actually plunk down hard-earned…
Alliance Atlantis Communications reported strong first-quarter results for its core broadcasting, distribution and production divisions on Tuesday.
Producer-helmer Ivan Reitman, French auteur Catherine Breillat, Telefilm Canada executive director Richard Stursberg, and actor-director Robert Duvall are among the guest speakers at the upcoming…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival will mark the first anniversary of last September's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington by devoting both Gala slots on Sept. 11 to pics with 9/11 themes. In…