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TIFF begins

Some of the most powerful players in Hollywood were in town for the opening of the 10-day Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night.

The event, now in its 35th year, has become one of the most important and prestigious stops on the film festival circuit. Helen Mirren has two pictures in this year’s festival, which she considers one of the most important in the business.

It will be an exciting week and a half for stargazers with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Marion Cotillard, Robert De Niro, James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Page, Clive Owen, Robert Redford and John Hamm in town, to name just a few.

The festival kicks off with the Canuck comedy “Score: A Hockey Musical”, featuring Olivia Newton-John. The film was shot in Toronto.

And while glitz and glamour will be centre stage for the next several days, workers at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel may also garner some attention. They’re set to strike Friday just as the festival gets into full swing.

Unite Here Local 75 says workers have been without a contract since July 16. More than 86 per cent of workers voted in favour of a one-day strike.

The union claims the hotel is asking for concessions while it enjoys profits from events including the film festival.

Staff at the Hyatt Regency went on strike for 24 hours on September 3, demanding laid-off workers be hired back. TIFF sets up its headquarters at the hotel.

Source: City News

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Front Page, Industry News

TIFF begins

Some of the most powerful players in Hollywood were in town for the opening of the 10-day Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night.

The event, now in its 35th year, has become one of the most important and prestigious stops on the film festival circuit. Helen Mirren has two pictures in this year’s festival, which she considers one of the most important in the business.

It will be an exciting week and a half for stargazers with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Marion Cotillard, Robert De Niro, James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Page, Clive Owen, Robert Redford and John Hamm in town, to name just a few.

The festival kicks off with the Canuck comedy “Score: A Hockey Musical”, featuring Olivia Newton-John. The film was shot in Toronto.

And while glitz and glamour will be centre stage for the next several days, workers at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel may also garner some attention. They’re set to strike Friday just as the festival gets into full swing.

Unite Here Local 75 says workers have been without a contract since July 16. More than 86 per cent of workers voted in favour of a one-day strike.

The union claims the hotel is asking for concessions while it enjoys profits from events including the film festival.

Staff at the Hyatt Regency went on strike for 24 hours on September 3, demanding laid-off workers be hired back. TIFF sets up its headquarters at the hotel.

Source: City News

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Front Page, Industry News

TIFF begins

Some of the most powerful players in Hollywood were in town for the opening of the 10-day Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night.

The event, now in its 35th year, has become one of the most important and prestigious stops on the film festival circuit. Helen Mirren has two pictures in this year’s festival, which she considers one of the most important in the business.

It will be an exciting week and a half for stargazers with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Marion Cotillard, Robert De Niro, James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Page, Clive Owen, Robert Redford and John Hamm in town, to name just a few.

The festival kicks off with the Canuck comedy “Score: A Hockey Musical”, featuring Olivia Newton-John. The film was shot in Toronto.

And while glitz and glamour will be centre stage for the next several days, workers at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel may also garner some attention. They’re set to strike Friday just as the festival gets into full swing.

Unite Here Local 75 says workers have been without a contract since July 16. More than 86 per cent of workers voted in favour of a one-day strike.

The union claims the hotel is asking for concessions while it enjoys profits from events including the film festival.

Staff at the Hyatt Regency went on strike for 24 hours on September 3, demanding laid-off workers be hired back. TIFF sets up its headquarters at the hotel.

Source: City News

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