#SPOTTED: CASTS OF “ORPHAN BLACK”, “KIM’S CONVENIENCE”, YANNICK BISSON AND MORE AT THE 2017 ACTRA AWARDS IN TORONTO
Honouring outstanding performances this past year among ACTRA members, the 2017 edition of the ACTRA Awards (now in its 15th year) were held at The Carlu tonight in Toronto. The organization contains 22,000+ members and it negotiates contracts on behalf of its cultural workers. Its jurisdiction ranges from independent film production, commercials, radio and television drama, telephony, video games and web-based content. ACTRA ensures members have protected minimum wage standards and ...
#SPOTTED: ZOEY DEUTCH + RY RUSSO-YOUNG IN TORONTO FOR THE TIFF NEXT WAVE FILM FESTIVAL WITH “BEFORE I FALL”
Right in time for Family Day weekend, Director Ry Russo-Young and actress Zoey Deutch arrived in Toronto for the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival. The weekend-long event features youth-centric programming and had the distinction of screening for us the Sundance selection, based on the Novel by Lauren Oliver.
The Teen Drama shot over 26 days in British Columbia with a half-Canadian crew, centers on a girl named Samantha (Deutch) who on her school's annual Cupid Day is set to take her relationship ...
#THEATRE: “THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL” AT ED MIRVISH THEATRE IN TORONTO
Running February 11 through April 9, 2017, THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL graces Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre after a smashing debut in London's West End from 2012-2014. Since then, the production based on the 1992 Blockbuster starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, has toured Seoul, the U.S., Netherlands, and Cologne, among other parts of Europe (including a London revival!) and it next is set to reach Australia. Reprising the lead role is award-winning British Soul Songstress Beverley Knight, ...
#INTERVIEW: ASA BUTTERFIELD ON “THE SPACE BETWEEN US”
At age 19, Asa Butterfield already has stamped himself as a real force to be reckoned with. The English actor, who hails from London, has built a concise, quality-packed résumé working with the likes Martin Scorcese in the titular role of 2011’s 11-time Oscar-nominated Hugo. Additional prominent roles had him in Box Office successes like Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Ender’s Game and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Although he’s visited Toronto prior for the ...
#SPOTTED: MICHAEL CERA IN TORONTO FOR “THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE”
Toronto's own Michael Cera is back in town. While on a break filming Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut Molly's Game, alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner, he made time today to promote his work in upcoming Animated Feature THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. The Blockbuster has him voicing the titular character's sidekick Robin.
The 28-year-old known best for his acclaimed work on Series Arrested Development and Films like Superbad, Juno, This is ...
#SPOTTED: LEAH DOU IN TORONTO AT ADELAIDE HALL
Beijing-born and American-educated, LEAH DOU might be obscure to North America, but that is about to change. The Alternative-Pop Singer/Songwriter quickly is becoming a force to be reckoned with in Asia where she released her debut disc, Stone Café, last April. Dou, the 20-year-old daughter of Chinese rocker Dou Wei and visionary Singer/Songwriter/Actress Faye Wong, is currently touring in support of that English-language disc, fresh off a stint in the U.K. where she just had a supporting gig ...
#CDNSCREENAWARDS: 2017 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominations were announced earlier today at Oliver & Bonacini's Aperture Room for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, now in their fifth year. Announcing nominees were a trio of Canadian talent including actors Maxim Roy (Shadowhunters), Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience) and Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid's Tale).
With 134 categories, divided by Digital Media, Television and Film, the Awards brought out some familiar and new names. Leading the Television nominees once again is ORPHAN BLACK with a ...
#SPOTTED: JOEY KING IN TORONTO FILMING “WISH UPON”
Our first spotting of 2017 is an amazing one! At age 17, Joey King has accomplished more than what many of us will accomplish in a lifetime! The Actress has been in and out of Toronto the past couple months filming upcoming Horror WISH UPON, which has her starring alongside Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Röhm and Stranger Things' Shannon Purser. It centers on a teenage girl who discovers a magical box with deadly consequences.
King has built a powerful résumé already starring in major ...
#EDITORSNOTE: MR. WILL’S BEST OF 2016
2016 certainly was one for the books. I admit feeling terribly guilty every time someone claimed how horrible the year was when I secretly felt otherwise! Whether it be the amazing Films I saw, singling-out LA LA LAND, which I will say is the one of the finest to be released in the past decade, or songs on the radio - we love a return to strong melancholy melodies - the year gave us many memories to hold on to. And to think we used to scoff at Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and ...
#INTERVIEW: JESSICA CHASTAIN, JOHN MADDEN, GRACE LYNN KUNG, AL MUKADAM + RAOUL BHANEJA ON “MISS SLOANE”
The Red Carpet was rolled out at Isabel Bader Theatre earlier this week. In-town were multiple Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Director John Madden and Canadian stars including Al Mukadam, Grace Lynn Kung and Raoul Bhaneja from upcoming Political Drama MISS SLOANE. The ensemble presented the Film together for the first time ever at its Toronto Premiere, hot on the heels of it being award second runner-up for the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival. The likes of ...