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

“We began this year planning for a 45th festival much like our previous editions but along the way we had to rethink just about everything,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of the festival. “This year’s lineup reflects that tumult. The names you already know are doing brand new things this year, and there’s […]

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

“I think it’s an out-of-the-box movie,” Liang told The Spinoff’s Michelle Langstone in July. “If there’s one thing that can be said for it, it’s that I don’t think anyone can predict what it is. It’s not a superhero movie, even though it’s got a superhero-type character in it, it’s not a period drama because […]

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

The film, co-directed by Aisling Chin-Yee (The Rest of Us) and Chase Joynt (Framing Agnes), charts the life of American musician Tipton whose story, for decades since his death, was framed as an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career.

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

From an original screenplay by the director and Orlando Tirado (Hannah), the film will be produced by Christina Dow (Hannah), Eleonora Granata (Medeas), Marina Marzotto (5 Is The Perfect Number), Gina Resnick (Medeas), Christina Sibul (Thirteen) and BAFTA-winning producer Karen Tenkhoff (The Motorcycle Diaries).

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

“It’s a different environment than festivals past, but we saw the success of numerous titles at Virtual Cannes, and the hunger that traditional distributors and streamers have for content, and we believe millions of consumers want to go back to the theaters and consume content in a safe manner when that is available,” he said. […]

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

The plan begins to crumble because of the dogged work by a student newspaper reporter –Geraldine Viswanthan — who is initially deemed harmless and given carte blanche access to eyeball school purchase orders. She questions the obsession with a “skywalk” and boasts of school excellence when it is so clear that the school roof is […]

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

EXCLUSIVE: As a most unusual Toronto Film Festival in memory gets underway today with the usual acquisitions and media crowd unable to make it across the Canadian border for gala premieres, Endeavor Content has come up with an inventive alternative for three acquisitions titles its agents will attempt to sell over the next week. Fire […]