The power and enduring legacy of a children’s television show was on full display Saturday night at a gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe,” is the heartfelt new film from director Robert McCallum. He was embraced by a packed house Saturday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre.
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
The cast and crew of the Handmaid’s Tale celebrated the premiere of the fifth season this week as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. It was recently announced that the series, which returns to Hulu and Crave in Canada this coming Wednesday, September 14, will shoot a sixth and final season. The series stars
It’s hard to think of The Go-Go’s as a punk band, especially after they hit big in the early ’80s with a string of effervecent pop hits fueled by a ton of MTV video hype. After all, the image of the girl group singing “Our Lips are Sealed” as they went sailing down Sunset in
A great gentlemen and a true champion of Canadian television has passed away. Maurice Boucher died last Wednesday in Toronto at 52. The Canada Media Fund’s Director of Marketing and Communications was in town to attend the Toronto International Film Festival. I was scheduled to meet Maurice that morning at the BellLightbox’s Canteen. Upon arrival I
The Canadian Film Centre held its annual Toronto International Film Festival BBQ Sunday on a glorious, sunny day at its historic Windfields estate campus. On hand as always was the centre’s founder, Norman Jewison, still full of vim and vigor at 91. He can’t believe that these TIFF schmooze-fests have been gate-crashed for 29 years already.
Who knew CFC stood for Cars For Critics? It did Sunday when I won a brand new Cadillac Escalade SUV at the Canadian Film Centre’s annual BBQ and fundraiser. Well, I won it for four days. I’m pretty sure that means I can’t sell it. I’ve got until next September to pick it up from