After Bruce Sweeney's first feature, "Live Bait," won the award for Canadian feature at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in 1995, the director got on the phone to sign with the agent of his choice: He…
The star-studded Hollywood pics and Euro titles grab the headlines at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, but fest director Piers Handling is particularly proud of this year's sidebar tribute to…
Whether you're a film buff, a critic, a buyer or hanger-on, here are a few tips from some Toronto Intl. Film Festival veterans for making the most of your experience.
A sampling of events skedded during the festival. Please note that all are strictly by invitation only and subject to change. Thursday, Sept. 6 5-7 p.m. Fireworks Pictures cocktails (Rosewater Supper…
Are the days of festival bidding wars over? Several indie players seem to think so. The trend toward caution among specialty distribs began at last year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, where many pics…
Times are tough for film festivals around the globe, but somehow the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has managed to maintain its golden touch in tapping top pics.
Brian Walton, who served as SAG's lead negotiator for the new film-TV contract, has offered a strong endorsement of the union's nascent efforts to extend its contract beyond the United States.
It is not hyperbole to say there's a film festival under way every week of the year somewhere in France, but -- along with a little shindig staged each May in Cannes -- the Deauville Festival of…
As this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Bruce Sweeney's "Last Wedding," a low-key but significant meeting of the cinematic minds will take place beyond the…
At some point in the 1980s, Burt Reynolds came face to face with the fact that maybe he shouldn't keep trying to play the kind of leading-man roles that had been his stock-in-trade for more than 30…