The Stars are Alive in TO!

Cynthia Cheng The 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opened in the city this past Thursday and once again, buzzing with celebrities and reporters.  As usual, many of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities are in town, including the so-called Three Amigos (George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt (actually, no word on whether Brad has arrived […]

Philanthropy is IT!: Toronto International Film Festival Gifting Lounge

Richart is one of several companies participating at the IT Lounge, the celebrity gifting suite at the Windsor Arms Hotel.  This year’s lounge is the first in North America where every single sponsor is contributing to a charity.  A full article will come on Tuesday’s issue.

ET Canada’s Rosey Edeh on TIFF 2009

Blo Founder, Devon Brooks on Blo and TIFF 2009

Big Budget Movies: Is Hollywood Laughing WITH Us or AT Us?

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Popular Entertainment and the Unintelligent

Hollywood seems to cater to those who would prefer unintelligent entertainment.  The movies which do well at the box office tend to be those with what I like to call the “crash, bang, boom” effect or part of franchises (which often have said effect) rather than those which tend to be thought provoking or have more of an […]

Blockbuster Inc.: From Tiny Texas Shop to International Entertainment Company

It’s hard to believe that Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in a year.  The video chain, which started in Texas in 1985, was one of the first video rental companies in the world.  The company opened its first store in Texas, but soon expanded across the United States and then the world. […]

Female Eye Film Festival: The Business of Story and Dirt

The Female Eye Film Festival, Ontario’s only competitive film festival featuring works by women ranging from students to established film makers.  Now in its ninth year, the festival runs from March 25 to March 29 in various venues across  Toronto.  Advance tickets are $8, while regular admissions are $10 at the door ($2 for students […]

Interview with a TIFF Volunteer, Part II

Ada has been volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) since the late 1990s. At that time, Ada was an undergraduate student, studying film at Ryerson University. For her, volunteering at TIFF was part of the experience of learning about film as it offered her the chance to see uncommon films and learn more […]

Interview with a TIFF Volunteer, Part I

Cynthia Cheng The Toronto International Film Festival, now underway all over the city cannot possibly be as successful as it is without its volunteers. Prospere Magazine recently had the chance to speak with two of TIFF’s volunteers. Stephanie Jones is volunteering at TIFF for the first time. A recent McMaster University grad with a degree […]