TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.
Voltage has injected some buzz into what is shaping up to be a solid pre-sale landscape at Toronto and will introduce buyers to the Gerard Butler starrer from feature directorial debutant Mark Williams.
Hong Kong-based sales company Asian Shadows has picked up world rights (outside Greater China) to Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s Tharlo, which will receive its world premiere in Venice’s Orizzonti section.
The Vancouver-based producer-financier has reorganised his companies Bron Studios, genre label The Realm, Bron Releasing, Bron Animation and affiliate entities under the umbrella group.
Avi Lewis’ documentary based on the Naomi Klein’s book about global warming will open in the US in early October following its Toronto world premiere on September 13.
Wim Wenders’ 3D car crash drama will receive its North American premiere in Toronto and stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josée Croze.
Bleiberg Entertainment and Red Granite International subsidiary Blue Box International will handle international sales in Toronto on the action thriller starring Zoë Bell.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his New York-based team head into the fall festival season with a raft of new acquisitions led by a worldwide deal excluding Australia/New Zealand on Venice premiere Tanna.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards international rights to directorial debut of Zack Whedon.
President of film Jamie Carmichael and head of sales Harry White will debut footage from the road trip comedy in Toronto after coming on to handle international sales.
Nearly 60 international and Canadian producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.
Bloom will kick off international sales in Toronto next week for Black Label Media and Bruce Cohen Productions. CAA represents North American rights.
Theis sci-fi feature scheduled to commence production in Europe on January 18.
EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Toronto, Jungle Book Entertainment and One Two Films have brought on Charlotte Mickie and her team to kick off world sales on what they have described as India’s first female buddy movie.
Soda has picked up three Toronto titles, including Ben Wheatley drama-thriller.
Vice-president of international sales Anick Poirier has assembled a sales slate that includes five festival selections including the world premiere of Leena Yadav’s tale of four ordinary women in India.
Content Media has acquired international sales to Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir detective thriller and will host a private buyers screening in Toronto.
Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) has completed its line-up with the Discovery, New Wave TIFF Kids and In Conversation With… strands and has confirmed the return of Festival Street.
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based 13 Films picks up Michael Lennox’s Toronto-bound thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: The sales agent will introduce worldwide buyers to Alejandra Márquez Abella’s Mexican feature directorial debut ahead of its September 10 world premiere in Toronto.
EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Toronto Arsenal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the film about the South African punk rockers.
EXCLUSIVE: Wedding-set supernatural tale to premiere in Vanguard section.
Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.
Twenty-four producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been selected for the programme.
The UK’s Hanan Kattan, Germany’s Peter Rommel and Canada’s Chantelle Kadyschuk are among those selected for this year’s Producers Lab Toronto (PLT).
Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival industry office on Thursday revealed further details of next month’s line-up of sessions scheduled to run from September 11-17.
EXCLUSIVE: The team representing Paddy Breathnach’s Havana-set drama has come together and will present the film to market buyers in Toronto next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team will commence world sales in Toronto on Quadrant Motion Pictures’ film about a dysfunctional family reunion.
Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.
EXCLUSIVE: The London-based sales agent has struck a US and Canadian sale on the BAFTA-nominated war story ahead of next month’s North American premiere in Toronto.
The distributor has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch to Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s French horror film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Vanguard strand.
Twelve titles also include films by Pablo Trapero, Joaquim Lafosse, He Ping and Fabienne Berthaud.
Toronto brass on Thursday paid homage to arguably the most dynamic and provocative content format in entertainment, announcing the festival’s inaugural slate of six TV projects from the likes of Baltasar Kormákur, Jason Reitman and Lucía Puenzo.
Organisers unleashed their latest volley of programming, an embarrassment of riches featuring new non-fiction work about education activist Malala Yousafzai, Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the iconic tango pairing of María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes.
World premieres for Patricia Rozema, Guy Édoin and Stephen Dunn are among the selection scheduled to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
TIFF 40 to open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…
The Toronto International Film Festival’s industry office announced on Tuesday the first raft of participants confirmed to attend the seven-day conference.
EXCLUSIVE: Festival selects trio to judge first competitive section, aimed at ‘auteur films’; Cameron Bailey talks strand.
Spiro chief Eitan Mansuri will be in Toronto with final draft of Lavie’s The Current Love Of My Life.
Drumm arrives from Screen Australia and will oversee all the Toronto International Film festival’s industry activities.
Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will return to their prior policy of allowing films that receive their world premiere in Telluride to screen in the opening weekend in Canada – with one big string attached.
EXCLUSIVE: Afghan War film Hyena Road is understood to be among a band of Canadian films in the frame to open the 40th anniversary edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO has revealed further details of Toronto’s new Platform section, which will be the festival’s first competitive section.