Monthly Archives: August 2012
Fan Expo is thrilled to announce a special panel with the star of Dead Before Dawn 3D, Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), the legendary actor Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), director/producer April Mullen and writer/producer Tim Doiron
In Dead Before Dawn 3D the Emmy-award winning Christopher Lloyd plays the occult shop-running grandfather of Casper Galloway, played by Devon Bostick. The film, which was shot entirely in stereoscopic 3D, follows “a bunch of college kids that accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons, aka Zemons.”
Dead Before Dawn 3D is Canada’s first 100% Canadian 3D feature film and marks Mullen as the youngest director to achieve a fully stereoscopic feature. This is the third feature film produced by Mullen and Doiron’s production company WANGO Films. Their first two films Rock, Paper, Scissors: the Way of the Tosser and GravyTrain were screened at previous Fan Expos.
The panel will deliver an intimate Q & A with the filmmakers, Devon Bostick and Christopher Lloyd. At the end of the panel there will also be a prize give away featuring a photo with panel guests. Dead Before Dawn 3D’s special panel will be held Sunday August 26 from 12 -1 pm in Theatre 104.
The Dead Before Dawn 3D Team will also be at booth #856 all weekend long. The booth will allow fans to see props from the set and give them a chance to embed themselves into the film and share with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Devon Bostick will be at the booth on Sat & Sun and will be available for free photo ops and autographs. There are several contests happening at the booth, one involves a signed script and film still including all cast members. For more information be sure to visit the Dead Before Dawn 3D booth all weekend long!
Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Center August 23-26, 2012.
With over 80,000 fans expected and more then 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo Canada is going to be the hottest event of the summer.
For Tickets information Visit : http://www.fanexpocanada.com/tickets/
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EFP, OMDC and TIFF team up again for highly-anticipated co-production program at TIFF
PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO:
Line-up 2012 confirmed
The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 5 to 8, 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners. This highly-anticipated networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development. The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto
International Film Festival®, and backed by the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union. Additional support comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada. In a globalized industry, independent European producers are increasingly looking for co-production partners outside Europe who share similar values and perspectives. The cosmopolitan population and strong film funding system in Canada make Canadian producers ideal prospects for building creative and financial bridges with Europe. With this in mind, 12 producers from Europe
and 12 from Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the producers and their projects during the international festival.
Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada. The selection of all participants is based on prior experience and suitable projects and objectives for the Lab.
European & Canadian participants
Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film (Germany)
Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Horse Fly Productions (Greece)
Arnar Knútsson, Filmus Productions (Iceland)
Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films (Ireland)
Donato Rotunno, Tarantula Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment (The Netherlands)
Fernando Vendrell, david & golias (Portugal)
Patricia Fogliato, Enigmatico Films
Aisling Chin-Yee, Prospector Films
Svet Doytchinov, Yantra Films
Sarah Timmins, Corvid Pictures
Yanick Letourneau, Peripheria Productions
Rayne Zukerman, Zazie Films
Daniel Bekerman, Scythia Films
Stephen Traynor, The Film Farm
April Mullen, WANGO Films
Ada Solomon, HiFilm Productions (Romania)
Isona Passola, Massa D’Or Produccions (Spain)
Peter Hiltunen, Illusion Film & Television (Sweden)
Dan Wechsler, Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)
Rajvinder Uppal, At The End Of The Day
Anita K. Sharma, Studio Entertainment
Lauren Grant, Clique Pictures
Detailed information about the 24 participants of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 can be found at www.efp-online.com
European producers include Els Vandevorst from The Netherlands (Winter in Wartime by Martin Koolhoven), and Ada Solomon from Romania (Best Intentions by Adrian Sitaru). Canadian
producers participating include Stephen Traynor (Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta), and Patricia Fogliato (Mad Ship by David Mortin).
“As a Swedish/European producer, we want to look for new sources, new influence, new creative input and to be able to produce projects with a greater breadth with regards to financing, creativity and distribution. The ambition of Illusion Film is to work on a higher international level, and that’s why we need our international co-production network to expand further. Our expectations are that we will find reliable new co-production partners and try to create long-term relationships concerning co-productions overseas.” – Peter Hiltunen, Illusion Film, Sweden and 2012 participant
“We are always interested in meeting like-minded producers in order to develop long term relationships for our current projects and for future projects. Our objectives for Producers Lab are to meet potential co-producers for our current slate of international projects, as well as to meet foreign producers looking for co-production and co-venture partners in Canada. It seems like a great fit!“ – Stephen Traynor, The Film Farm, Canadian participant 2012
Located at the heart of the dynamic Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and led by top-level specialists, PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO is also an excellent platform for connecting with key film industry people, international media and European and Canadian film funds. The conference meetings include pitching sessions, case studies and roundtables, as well as VIP meetings and networking events.