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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

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Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles

4-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.

Gerard Butler

Voltage boards 'The Headhunter’s Calling'

2-Sep-2015 | By

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.

Tharlo

Asian Shadows picks up Pema Tseden's 'Tharlo'

2-Sep-2015 | By

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.

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Aaron L Gilbert realigns business as Bron Media Corp

2-Sep-2015 | By

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.

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Abramorama, FilmBuff partner on This Changes Everything

2-Sep-2015 | By

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.

Everything Will Be Fine

IFC Films acquires 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

2-Sep-2015 | By

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.  

Camino

XLrator Media eyes 2016 Camino release

1-Sep-2015 | By

Bleiberg Entertainment and Red Granite International subsidiary Blue Box International will handle international sales in Toronto on the action thriller starring Zoë Bell.

A Month Of Sundays

Visit Films unveils Venice, TIFF slate

1-Sep-2015 | By

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.

Aaron Paul

Goldcrest boards Aaron Paul's 'Come And Find Me'

1-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards international rights to directorial debut of Zack Whedon.

Youth In Oregon

Content adds 'Youth In Oregon' to Toronto slate

1-Sep-2015 | By

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.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt’s 'Drama' set for 10th OMDC IFF

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Nearly 60 international and Canadian producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.

Nicholas Hoult to star in 'Rebel In The Rye'

31-Aug-2015 | By

Bloom will kick off international sales in Toronto next week for Black Label Media and Bruce Cohen Productions. CAA represents North American rights.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson board 'The Titan'

27-Aug-2015 | By

Theis sci-fi feature scheduled to commence production in Europe on January 18.

Angry Indian Goddesses

Mongrel Int’l to sell 'Angry Indian Goddesses' at TIFF

26-Aug-2015 | By

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.

High Rise

Soda picks up rights to 'High-Rise', 'Disorder'

26-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Soda has picked up three Toronto titles, including Ben Wheatley drama-thriller.

Parched

Seville International to sell 'Parched' at Toronto

26-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Too Late

Content boards John Hawkes noir 'Too Late'

26-Aug-2015 | By

Content Media has acquired international sales to Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir detective thriller and will host a private buyers screening in Toronto.

I Am Malala

Toronto unveils Discovery, TIFF KIDS

25-Aug-2015 | By

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.

A Patch Of Fog

Toronto thriller 'A Patch Of Fog' gets international sales deal

25-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based 13 Films picks up Michael Lennox’s Toronto-bound thriller.

Semana Santa

Mundial to launch sales on 'Semana Santa'

25-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Stone Cold Jane Austen

Arsenal Pictures boards 'Stone Cold Jane Austen' Video

25-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Toronto Arsenal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the film about the South African punk rockers.

Demon

Reel Suspects takes on Toronto title 'Demon' Video

25-Aug-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wedding-set supernatural tale to premiere in Vanguard section.

Toronto 40

Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25-Aug-2015

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Producers Lab Toronto participants unveiled

24-Aug-2015 | By

Twenty-four producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been selected for the programme.

Hanan Kattan Despite The Falling Snow

Producers Lab Toronto unveils 2015 line-up

24-Aug-2015 | By

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).

Stephen Frears and Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Stephen Frears, Nuri Bilge Ceylan among Toronto industry speakers

20-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Viva

Sales team takes shape on 'Viva'

19-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Andrew Currie

Seville International boards 'The Steps'

19-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team will commence world sales in Toronto on Quadrant Motion Pictures’ film about a dysfunctional family reunion.

I Saw The Light

TIFF announces City To City, closing night

18-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Kilo Two Bravo

Metro Int'l strikes North American deal on 'Kilo Two Bravo'

18-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Evolution

Alchemy snaps up TIFF selection 'Evolution'

13-Aug-2015 | By

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.

High Rise

'High-Rise' to premiere in first Toronto Platform competition

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Twelve titles also include films by Pablo Trapero, Joaquim Lafosse, He Ping and Fabienne Berthaud.

Heroes Reborn

TIFF unveils first Primetime roster

13-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Bolshoi Babylon

Toronto unveils Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard

11-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Into The Forest

Toronto announces Canadian line-up

5-Aug-2015 | By

World premieres for Patricia Rozema, Guy Édoin and Stephen Dunn are among the selection scheduled to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Demolition

Toronto to open with 'Demolition'; world premieres for 'Trumbo', 'The Program'

28-Jul-2015 | By

TIFF 40 to open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Toronto 40th press conference

VIDEO: Toronto 2015 press conference Video

28-Jul-2015

The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…

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Asif Kapadia, Jia Zhangke among TIFF industry guests

21-Jul-2015 | By

The Toronto International Film Festival’s industry office announced on Tuesday the first raft of participants confirmed to attend the seven-day conference.

Claire Denis

Denis, Jia, Holland to lead first TIFF Platform jury

15-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Festival selects trio to judge first competitive section, aimed at ‘auteur films’; Cameron Bailey talks strand.

Talya Lavie

Israel's Spiro Films readies Lavie, Bergman, Moaz

13-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Spiro chief Eitan Mansuri will be in Toronto with final draft of Lavie’s The Current Love Of My Life.

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Kathleen Drumm named TIFF industry office director

10-Jun-2015 | By

Drumm arrives from Screen Australia and will oversee all the Toronto International Film festival’s industry activities.

Toronto Film Fest switches Telluride stance

4-Jun-2015 | By

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.

Hyena Road

Contenders vie for top TIFF slot

29-May-2015 | By

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).

Handling: Toronto's Platform to give 'bump' to int'l films

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

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