Coming the morning after the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hollywood Suite breakfast is considered the opening social mixer of the fest. The 11th annual gathering on the top floor ballroom of the Omni King Edward Hotel was packed with industry folks. The press hounds, of course, made a beeline straight
Wednesday in Toronto, Jay Switzer was remembered by his family and many friends in the TV business for being both the “Yoda of Canadian television” and the mensch of all media. The Hollywood Suite co-founder and former CHUM/City broadcast executive would have loved the party his pals threw for him at the Four Seasons hotel.
One of the true nice guys in television has just received the nation’s top civilian honours: the Order of Canada. Jay Switzer, co-founder and Executive Chair, Hollywood Suite, and former President and CEO of CHUM Limited, received the distinction from the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in a private ceremony Monday in Toronto. Switzer built
CANNES, France–This was the MIPCOM that never was. On Saturday–two days before I arrived in Cannes–terrible storms whipped this Mediterranean seaport, dumping 120 days worth of rain in two hours. Delegates who arrived early, some to attend children’s TV marketplace MIP Junior, were caught in dangerous floodwaters. Some waded out of restaurants in water past their
Are you a child of the ’70s? Are the ’80s still your sweet spot? Have the first place Blue Jays got you in a ’90s frame of mind? If so, Hollywood Suite has some channels for you. The folks behind the Canadian all movie service held their 5th annual TIFF breakfast Friday in Toronto at the
Paul, George, John and Ringo go through the window They’d probably bill it as “Beatles Night in Canada” if they weren’t afraid of being sued by CBC.Friday night at 9 p.m. ET, Hollywood Suite’s Sony Movie Channel has the Canadian television premiere of The Beatles’ 1967 TV special The Magical Mystery Tour.Now, how can anything