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TIFF13: FilmBuff takes on Burt’s Buzz

New York-based digital distributor FilmBuff has taken the theatrical and VoD rights to Everyday Pictures’ Burt’s Buzz (pictured), a documentary on Burt’s Bee’s founder Burt Shavitz.


Participant’s Jim Berk on tax credits lifting Canadians in Los Angeles

The head of Jeff Skoll’s production and financing shingle told a TIFF panel on Friday that the Canadian system “levels the playing field and provides a platform” for Canadian talent (Berk pictured).

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TIFF13: Paul Haggis’ ‘Third’ act

The Canadian director (pictured) discusses his Elgin superstition and shopping the indie Third Person at Toronto.


Fandor movie site to launch Canadian subcription VOD service

Targeting what it says is an underserved market, the U.S. film streaming service will offer Canadians indie, classic and foreign language titles.

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights

Highlights from TIFF Industry Conference sessions featuring Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner.

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Laurie May launches Elevation Pictures

The former Alliance Films and eOne exec (pictured) is backed by an output deal with U.S. producer Black Bear Pictures.


TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Le Demantelement

Kicking off a TIFF-long series of columns, film critic, writer and TV host Thom Ernst (pictured) reviews Sebastien Pilote’s festival feature and discusses its market potential.

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TIFF13: Fewer docs for sale as deals done earlier

Midway, The Dog and Beyond the Edge are among the hot doc titles being circled by buyers at this year’s TIFF, according to docs programmer Thom Powers (pictured).

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Bell Media pre-gala party kicks off Toronto International Film Festival

The Roy Thomson Hall gathering this year was hosted by the media group after its takeover of long-time sponsor Astral Media (pictured: The Fifth Estate star Benedict Cumberbatch).


Double take: Denis Villeneuve on shooting Enemy, Prisoners simultaneously

The Quebec director (pictured) shot Prisoners in Georgia after filming Enemy in Toronto. Both films are screening at TIFF.


TIFF13: Festival exec Justin Cutler on market trends, new buyers

The senior manager of industry and sales office (pictured) talks shop on industry trends, new buyers and hot-button issues at this year’s fest.


Jennifer Jonas wins producers award at TIFF

The Toronto producer (pictured) accepted the prize from the Canadian Media Production Association as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway.