Toronto: Industry News 6/12/17

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♦ Classic summertime dilemma: go out and enjoy the fresh air, or stay in and watch your favourite movies? Luckily, Toronto offers plenty of solutions to this problem. Check out this list of outdoor film screenings taking place in TO this summer!  READ MORE

♦ It’s another record-breaking year for Toronto’s film industry — the third in a row, to be exact! 2017 has seen rapid growth in high-profile productions heavy on special effects, thanks in part to facilities at Pinewood Studios that have attracted such projects as the new Star Trek series and an upcoming adventure film helmed by Hollywood heavyweights James Cameron and Guillermo del Toro. But there is still plenty of room for growth… and Hollywood North is ready to prove its staying power. READ MORE

Kirsten Rowe

♦ At just sixteen years of age, one student filmmaker from Ajax is already on the path to a bright future in film. Two of her projects this year alone have taken the top prize in youth-based film competitions in Ontario — including the highly competitive TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. What’s next for this promising youngster?  READ MORE

♦ Eclipsed by the highly-publicized Jian Ghomeshi trial, one York University student — whose own sexual assault trial took place on the very same day at Toronto’s City Hall — has found a voice to tell her story in Toronto filmmaker Kelly Showker. Showker’s upcoming documentary, entitled Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, is unique in that it was produced with an all-female crew, many of whom are also survivors of sexual assault.  READ MORE

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