Think like a journalist

Worried your pitches aren’t getting noticed? Chances are you aren’t pitching to a journalist – like a journalist. Editors are picky and choose to publish stories that are authentic and leave lasting impressions. The best stories start conversations. If you believe your story will cause people to say, “did you hear…” you’ve struck gold. Keep…

OSCAR NOMINATED MUSICIANS’ PERSECUTION EXPLORED IN MALI BLUES

POLITICS AND CULTURE COLLIDE IN MALI BLUES DOCUMENTARY AT TIFF16 TORONTO (August 26, 2016) — A land imprisoned by Islamic extremism lays quiet as musicians flee from their homeland fearing torture and imprisonment in seasoned documentarian Lutz Gregor’s MALI BLUES. Gregor follows Oscar nominated musician Fatoumata Diawara as she returns home to perform her first concert in Mali since…

Maximize brands with a cult following

Whether you’re aware or not, brands play an increasingly large role in shaping our identities in the place of more traditional influences like nationality or religion. By selling a lifestyle with their products, a select few brands have developed a deeper relationship with consumers and established cult followings. Previously, subcultures were what the masses turned…

ClutchPR TIFF16 Slate

ClutchPR is proud to represent the following films WEREWOLF, GREEN WHITE GREEN, LITTLE WING and MALI BLUES for the TIFF16 season.Please see below for additional information on film details, screening schedules and talent attending. WEREWOLF (Canada, 80mins, World Premiere, Discovery) Directed by:  Ashley McKenzie Starring:  Andrew Gillis, Bhreagh MacNeil Language:  English   The debut feature film by award-winning…

Breaking down gender barriers in the tech landscape

Female entrepreneurs are making substantial strides in the tech industry despite the lack of gender equality in the startup and business landscape. Despite the fact that women have 50 per cent less access to funding and only seven per cent of venture capitalist money supporting their products, women who are financed typically perform 63 per…

How to influence like Kanye

Kanye West has an undeniable mainstream cultural impact, with an army of followers who attempt to mimic the artist’s every move. Perfect validation for this phenomenon was shown when Kanye opened 21 pop-up shops around the world, one being Toronto, this past weekend – promoting his upcoming world tour. These shops were only open for…

“Let’s do brunch.”

Brunch is more than a meal, it’s a cultural phenomenon.   All around the world hungry weekenders lineup for hours to feast on brunch food favourites and catch up with friends after a full week of work. Who is brunching? Just about everyone. Millennials, young families and urban professionals are participating enthusiastically in this leisurely…

Pen pals: Amy Seidman

Pen pals is a column where our friends in the media write us a letter and fill in some blanks. Today’s pen pal is Amy Seidman, she writes about film and conducts interviews for Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop and Thrillist. In the beginning I wanted to be Annie Oakley. But then I realized it…

Ashkenaz Festival hosts its 11th biennial celebration at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre

— North America’s largest showcase of global Jewish performing arts and culture features world-renowned Abraham Inc., The Klezmatics and the Canadian Premiere of Yiddish-language Death of a Salesman, among over 250 international artists — — New food component features Zane Caplansky, Judy Perly and Michael Wex— The Ashkenaz Festival, North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns…