The 2016 TIFF Industry Conference will highlight a couple of vital issues, says its director, Kathleen Drumm: The impact of Brexit on the industry, and the equal participation of women. Industry figures from the UK will address the first issue, and agencies and producers from several countries will share strategies on increasing women’s access to filmmaking. At another TIFF event — TIFF Soirée, the fundraiser that kicks off the Festival each year — Michael Fassbender will be the guest of honour and take part in an exclusive onstage conversation on his acting career. The Soirée takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7th at 7:00 PM.
(Via Marketwired) Calgary is the next stop on Fountain Tire’s Open Road Cinema Tour. The company will continue celebrating its 60th anniversary year with a free drive-in showing of Kung Fu Panda 3 at Calgary Stampede Grounds on the evening of July 27th — details are here.
(Via Wireservice.ca) Singer songwriter North Easton has just released the official video for his single “Change.” Directed by Karim Ayari, here’s what the video is like, according to Easton: [pullquote]”In this video, I got knocked out, ran a marathon, rode a Harley, taught a yoga class, played Donald Trump, got fired and ended up on a yacht … this was the most fun I’ve had so far in making a music video.”[/pullquote]