• Toronto International Film Festival Reverses Optional Mask Policy Inside Theaters

    17 days ago - By The Wrap

    The Toronto International Film Festival has reversed its optional mask policy for attendees who visit the festival in-person.
    TIFF, which begins Thursday, had previously required masks when inside the Bell Lightbox venue and had greatly reduced the capacity of each of its indoor theater screenings, but there was no mandate that required guests to wear a mask once seated inside the theater and during the screening.
    Noting reports of increased COVID-19 cases in the greater Toronto area, TIFF reversed that decision on Wednesday and clarified that masks be worn for the entirety of the time...
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  • Inside Out LGBT Film Festival To Feature ‘The Boys In The Band', ‘The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson', ‘Cowboys' And More For Virtual Edition

    17 days ago - By Deadline

    The 30th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival has revealed its lineup for this year's virtual edition which will also include drive-in and special events as it showcases 150 films and Nine episodic series. The fest was originally set for May but was pushed to October 1-11. Inside Out's Executive Director Andria Wilson and...
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  • How the Pandemic Will Shake Up Toronto Film Festival's Sales Market

    17 days ago - By The Wrap

    The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted Hollywood companies big and small, yet the industry is heading to Toronto - at least, virtually - to screen new films and acquire content that is so desperately lacking due to production shutdowns and theater closures.
    Even though there have been financial hardships throughout the film industry, many distributors - including those focused on traditional theatrical releases - expect to pull out their wallets at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, producers and acquisitions executives told TheWrap. They just might not shell out...
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