Marc Glassman

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Articles by Marc Glassman
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Rudy Buttignol: Passion for documentaries

Rudy Buttignol may be Canadian broadcasting’s documentary guru but don’t expect him to be pretentious or boring.

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Ontario pumps $10 million into TIFF

Province’s deputy premier praises festival’s ‘economic stimulus’ with grant towards Bell Lightbox

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Special Presentation: Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Hugh Hefner’s image in the public mind is practically indelible. He’s the aging Lothario of the Playboy empire, an enterprise built on Bunnies, booze and the hedonistic lifestyle of the ’60s.

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Special Presentation: Cairo Time

Though Cairo Time is her first feature at TIFF, Ruba Nadda is no neophyte. Sabah, the 36-year-old director’s drama starring Arsinée Khanjian and produced by Atom Egoyan, had a successful international festival run.

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Real to Reel: Petropolis

What happens when a visionary filmmaker makes a documentary on an important environmental issue?

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Real to Reel: Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Piano virtuoso Glenn Gould was a sensation in the late 1950s, a genuine Canadian icon who hit the heights of international acclaim after his recording of The Goldberg Variations became a best-selling classical disc.

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Christin Simms – Writer

Crackerjack kids writer Christin Simms, a self-described ex-’nerd-girl’, clearly understands what makes a story tick.

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Ruba Nadda – Writer/Director

‘I come from making short films that cost me $500,’ says Ruba Nadda, director of the romantic drama Cairo Time. ‘Now I’m making multimillion-dollar films.

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Maria Topalovich: Passion for arts propelled Academy veteran

It is no easy feat to sum up Maria Topalovich, but her friend, colleague and Hall of Fame alum, Trina McQueen, does it best.

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Charles Officer – Writer/Director/Actor

When docmaker Ron Mann won the prize for best individual artist at the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, he was tasked with choosing the winner of the $15,000 emerging artist prize. He chose Charles Officer.

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Norman McLaren: Animation genius created poetry

Few meetings in Canadian film history have been as momentous as the one that took place in Manhattan between the National Film Board’s pioneering commissioner John Grierson and the mild-mannered, immensely talented Glaswegian animator Norman McLaren in mid-1941.

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Genie’s ‘plumbing’ never the same after a lively party

Documentary activist and two-time Genie winner Velcrow Ripper recalls winning his first award for the lyrical ecological feature Bones of the Forest. (His second Genie came for ScaredSacred in 2004.)