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Asian Film Summit 2013

TIFF13 Asian Film Summit: Local stories, global markets

An international panel of filmmakers discussed the business of cross-border filmmaking at Tuesday’s event, held during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Distribution

A summary of the day’s panels, including Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer on the benefits of direct distribution, a discussion on creating better connections between producers and distributors, and an overview of the global VoD market.

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CBS Films closes U.S. deal for The F Word

Entertainment One confirmed the U.S. rights deal, which follows the romantic comedy’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Pilote’s Le Demantelement sells into the U.S. market

The TIFF deal by Entertainment One includes the global airline rights for the Gabriel Arcand-starrer about a farmer selling his rural property to save the house of an elder daughter in the big city.

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Engaging your audience

Five key takeaways from Monday’s panel on rallying superfans for your next film.

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TIFF13 Reel Reviews: The F Word

With distribution deals locking in around the world, Michael Dowse’s latest film should do well with Toronto fans and rom-com lovers alike, says Thom Ernst.

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The Engineers wins Pitch This!

Producer Daniel Bekerman (pictured, middle) says his team is aiming to start shooting the story of an experimental crime novelist in 2014.

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Gia Milani wins $10K Grolsch Discovery Award

The All The Wrong Reasons director tells Playback about the challenges that faced the film’s production, including the passing of one of its stars, Cory Monteith.

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TIFF13: NonStop takes When Jews Were Funny

Ahead of its world premiere tonight at TIFF, the Swedish distributor has picked up Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Alan Zweig’s documentary (pictured).

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Alison Thompson

As part of TIFF’s “Moguls” presentations, the co-president of Focus Features International discussed the fall festival circuit, the Toronto market and how to ace a pitch meeting.

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TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Siddharth

Strong storytelling and an authentic vision of India set director Richie Mehta’s latest feature off on a fine start to market, says film critic Thom Ernst.

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TIFF13: Xavier Dolan’s Tom a la ferme sells internationally

U.K.’s Network, France’s MK2/Diaphana, ABC Cinemien in the Benelux, and Sweden’s Folkets Bio have picked up the French-language pic (pictured) from the Quebec director.