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September 22nd, 2014

Deadline Hollywood: Toronto: ‘The Imitation Game’ Named Festival’s People’s Choice Winner – Oscar Harbinger?

The Toronto International Film Festival gave its top prize Sunday to The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and distributed by The Weinstein Company.The announcement brings the huge festival to a close after hundreds of film screenings over 10 days. The Imitation Game, a biopic about gay computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, won the Grolsch People’s Choice Winner, AKA, the… Read More

July 22nd, 2014

Toronto International Film Festival: 2014 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS FIRST SLATE OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

July 22, 2014 .NEWS RELEASE.  2014 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS  FIRST SLATE OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS  TORONTO — Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the… Read More

July 21st, 2014

BFI: The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival

The 58th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators. The film will receive… Read More

May 9th, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter: Take Note, Hollywood: The New Movie Money Is Here

Want film backers with real bona fides? From Russian grocers to Wall Street princes (there’s even the son of the scandal-plagued Sultan of Brunei), there is a fresh crop of high-net-worth individuals with serious designs on the industry. Almost 75 years ago, Howard Hughes spent nearly $4 million of his own money to make Hell’s Angels, upsetting the… Read More

September 7th, 2013

Variety: Toronto: New Canadian Distribution Shingle Inks Deal with Black Bear

Veteran distribution exec Laurie May is launching Canadian distribution company Elevation Pictures at the Toronto Film Festival, it was announced Saturday. The company’s first move is a strategic alliance and output deal with Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures, the Gotham production company behind “Broken City,” the upcoming Robert Redford-starrer “All Is Lost” and Sundance hit… Read More