TIFF takeaways

Long days, an endless supply of coffee and thinking on your feet are all part of the process when you work the Toronto International Film Festival. I had the privilege of assisting the ClutchPR team as they represented five incredible films at #TIFF16: Mali Blues, Werewolf, Sadako Vs. Kayako, Green White Green and Little Wing.…

Your Sneak Peak at TIFF Gift Lounges

  Everyone’s heard of ‘swag’ but many are unclear on how exactly it works. To get a better idea of what exactly happens at the swanky gifting lounges that accompany TIFF like autograph seekers and ubiquitous festival ‘survival guides’, we went undercover at a couple of the season’s best lounges. (And by undercover, we mean…

TIFF survival guide

The ultimate TIFF survival guide

The Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a celebration of celluloid, cinema and celebrity but for PRs and publicists it’s a full contact endurance sport. Ultra-marathons? Puh-leeze. Iron Man races? You know nothing. We’re up at 6 a.m. compiling audience feedback, confirming interview spots and sending out press breaks. Then it’s off to screenings, booking more…

Get Out – Feb. 13-19

More Progress, more TBFF, more music, more film… there’s lots more to do this week in Toronto! Friday, Feb. 13 Have a late night at Long Winter It’s been a long winter already, but fortunately some of the best artists and vendors in the city are banning together to stay warm. With performances from Bruce…

#powerwives

#Powerwives is a bi-monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. This week’s #powerwife is Taylor Kaye. Taylor Kaye is one third of Chris’ Angels on Steven and Chris. She’s s a national TV and radio personality. When you’re not watching her…

what’s the buzz

  It’s day seven of TIFF. By this time in the festival you’ve likely got a routine down. It’s never too late to learn a few tricks of the trade, especially if they help you survive the rest of this busy season with grace, style and energey. After all, we can all get by with…

#powerwives – TIFF Edition

#Powerwives is a bi-monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. This week’s #powerwife is Michèle Maheux. Michele Maheux is the Executive Director/COO of TIFF with a love of people, good wine, cooking, reading, hiking and any and all genre of film.…

#manimonday

Happy Mani Monday, nail art lovers. #TIFF14 is around the corner so we’re rather busy. But there’s no excuse for chipped, nasty ass nails. We’ve got a great #nailart hack for you. Two words: Sharpie marker. Paint on your favourite base colour, then draw on a design with your fave Sharpie. We recommend tracking down…

what’s the buzz

  It’s Friday and therefore officially the start of Labour Day Weekend. We will cherish this last gasp of Summer with all the sun and sangria we can handle, but we can’t help but get a little excited for what September has in store. Based on the excitement over the suspiciously early return of the Pumpkin Spice…

what’s the buzz

  TIFF had its first press conference yesterday. Piers Handling (CEO & Director of TIFF) and Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director of TIFF) announced the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes. There’s never any telling what the super savvy Toronto audience will be excited about, but here’s what we think…