This year's Sundance and Cannes film fests may have both heated up quickly and aggressively on the acquisitions front. But Toronto, while brimming with product, has so far been on a slow simmer.
The TIFF Sales & Industry Office scored several new triumphs this year -- new digital sales tracking tools, online screenings for buyers -- but it still seems to have one Achilles' heel: the industry…
TORONTO It's going to be Clooney vs. Clooney at the awards podium -- and the box office, for a spell -- but don't tell that to George Clooney.
Toronto is a well-known hunting ground for domestic film acquisitions, but along with last year's North American sales boom came a surprising boost in a new arena: international sales and presales.
Even in a business fueled by jealousy and schadenfreude, it's hard to find anyone who begrudges New York-based producer Anthony Bregman the success he's had this year.
It's an age-old question: What to do on a Saturday night?
New voting rules, a crowded field and more media scrutiny raise fest stakes
As LGBT films find their bigscreen runs shortened and ancillary revenues dropping, more distribs and producers are asking for a share of festival ticket sales.
Fox Intl. Prods., the studio's busy local-language production arm for overseas releases, is about to give some of its slate a specialty theatrical push in the U.S.
In 2006, a trio of twentysomething producers bet that a tale of a drug-addicted teacher could give them a niche hit and establish them as players in the tough indie world.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$256.7M Disney -28.55%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$149.6M Paramount Pictures -34.60%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$19.5M Warner Brothers / New Line -32.20%