Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

A good chunk of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival was just released, and your shiny new world-premiering movies are … Looper, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt time-travel assassin movie, which will open the festival; the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas; Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing; Ben Affleck’s Argo, also starring Bryan Cranston; Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, starring Greta […]

Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

This year, major festivals have created a non-competitive alliance that has allowed them to collaborate and share their slates. That means the romantic drama Ammonite, which was originally scheduled for a Cannes premiere, will now have its first screening at Toronto. The film, directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), tells the story of the […]

Toronto Film Festival: Spike Lee concert documentary opens scaled-back event

Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since the 1970s and has since faced other accusations of sexual assault. His lawyers have “firmly denied” the accusations.

Toronto Film Festival: No Taika, fewer films, but NZ still has strong presence

Due for release here on October 22, this local comedy has been hand-picked as one of 30 titles by TIFF’s industry and festival programme teams for screening to potential international buyers. Created by the producers of Kiwi box office hits The Breaker Upperers and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, director Curtis Vowell’s (Fantail) movie stars award-winning […]

Shawn Mendes Partnering With Toronto Film Festival For Changemaker Award, Will Perform at 2020 Ceremony

This year’s honorees will include Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, directors Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair and Tracey Deer and Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard. After the coronavirus pandemic ended plans for a physical mass gathering, TIFF’s award season gala will go digital this year with at-home acceptance speeches and career retrospectives for the trophy winners.

Radiant Boards U.S. & Int’l Sales Rights To Toronto Pic ‘No Ordinary Man’ About Trans Icon Billy Tipton

“We are thrilled to come on board No Ordinary Man on the cusp of its world premiere at TIFF, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world,” said Steinbauer, president and CEO of Radiant Films International. “Billy Tipton’s life is an incredible legacy for the trans community and the film’s message is more important than […]

Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Anna Paquin & Adriana Barraza To Star In Drama ‘Monica’; The Exchange Launches Sales — Toronto

As we revealed earlier this week, the company’s fall presale slate also includes Liev Schreiber Hemingway adaptation Across The River and Into the Trees. Also on the slate is documentary Welcome to Dale: The Elizabeth Carmichael Story about the con artist Liz Carmichael.

Toronto 2020: Who The Hell Knows How Pandemic-Challenged Acquisitions Market Will Unfold

There are a bunch of good movies with stars and commercial concepts that will premiere, but buyers and sellers I spoke with predict this won’t be the same as the recent Virtual Cannes Market, where several massive deals were brokered for star-driven packages, many of them to the streamers that have thrived while theaters remained […]

HBO Closing Record Worldwide Deal For ‘Bad Education’ – Toronto

Heading into Toronto, the film came in with the best chance of being an eight-figure festival acquisition. This one quickly came down to the producers and financiers faced with making a choice that will be more commonplace as fests go forward. Did they want a streaming deal, gamble for less money for a theatrical release […]

Endeavor Content To Premiere Toronto Titles ‘Concrete Cowboy’, ‘Penguin Bloom’ & ‘Shadow In The Cloud’ At Downtown L.A. Drive-In Screenings

“Do we have another option?,” asked EC’s Deb McIntosh, as she and colleague Christopher Slager explained the drive-in gambit. “We hope the market will be brisk. We’ve had a lot of success setting up projects during lockdown, working from home. The more time marches on and production doesn’t happen, the most valuable these finished films […]