Toronto International Film Festival

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Creatives urge industry to take more chances on new stories

At TIFF’s Share Her Journey event, execs, writers and directors discuss filmmaking in the #MeToo era, support of underrepresented voices and building audiences DIY-style.

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TIFF’s Share Her Journey launches new creator program

The fundraising campaign has named screenwriter Nikki Saltz as its inaugural Micki Moore Resident and announced new program ambassadors.

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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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Cameron Bailey upped to co-head of TIFF

Bailey will oversee the festival’s artistic direction, while his yet-to-be-named counterpart will handle business affairs.

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Deals: eOne, Al Jazeera English, Northern Banner

The Detail and Designated head to the U.K.’s Channel 5, Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams sells to Al Jazeera, plus more.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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Deals: eOne, Netflix, CBC, Hollywood Suite

HBO Europe picks up Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig, Netflix acquires Les Affames, and more.

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Unarmed Verses wins Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award

Previous winners of the prize include Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s doc Angry Inuk and Philippe Falardeau’s political satire My Internship in Canada.

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In brief: Nova Scotia creates new screenwriter fund

Plus: Canadian films head to Berlin, and Alma Parvizian upped to managing partner at Touchwood PR.

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The role of film programmers in a post-Weinstein world

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival Industry summit got underway with a panel examining how programmers and audiences should treat the work of those facing abuse allegations.

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Magali Simard to leave TIFF

The senior manager of theatrical programming has been with the Toronto festival since 2006.

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TIFF creates five-year plan to support female talent

By raising $3 million in the coming years, the organization aims to create new programs for female creators and producers.