Getting Hollywood insiders to talk about Harvey Weinstein was like "holding an ice cube in your hand," said Toronto filmmaker and marketing exec Barry Avrich.
"Kill Shakespeare," an ambitious multimedia mash-up including a feature film, has won the Telefilm Canada Pitch This! contest, held Tuesday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
After much frantic last-minute tweaking and an exclusive shindig Saturday night, Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox cut the ribbon and officially rolled out the red carpet to the public on Sunday.
Good day, eh? Canadian pics owned both the red carpet and market spotlights opening day of the 35th annual Toronto Film Festival.
Toronto Film Festival biz is officially under way as ATO Pictures announced it has taken over U.S. theatrical right for George Hickenlooper's "Casino Jack" in advance of its fest world preem Thursday.
Canuck pop culture dominates Toronto this year: "Score: A Hockey Musical" (Mongrel Media) launches the fest in a gala screening, while "Fubar II" (Alliance), the sequel to Michael Dowse's metalhead…
From its shiny new downtown home, the Toronto Film Festival launches what may be its most ambitious edition tonight.
Opening Gala film "Score: A Hockey Musical" probably sounds like exotic cinema to many attendees.
Cameron Bailey has been navigating red-carpet routes, battling phantom bedbugs and plotting Twitter showdowns with Roger Ebert this summer.
Neither phantom bed bugs, nor last-minute tweaks or gossipy tweets will stop the Toronto Film Festival throwing the doors open to its new headquarters on Sept. 12.