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YPDaily: Paula Whitmore

YPDaily: Paula Whitmore

Paula Whitmore manages the Patrons Circle membership program at TIFF, building lasting relationships between the festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox and its donors. What's the most challenging part about her job? Find out in today's YPDaily... Elevator Pitch: Describe your job...
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The Average TIFF Film in Eight Easy Steps

As the cinematic whirlwind breezed through town, we ran the 401 showings through our patented Averagometer — yes, it’s like a blender that accepts ANYTHING: carrots and silent comedies alike. If there was such a thing, here is what the average TIFF film looks like
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TIFF Generates Strong International and US Film Sales

TIFF is very much a business like no other, generating an $170 million to Toronto's economy annually. The festival marks an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work to a global audience, with the ultimate goal to sell their film to distributors. This year, some fortunate filmmakers were able to sell their films to distributors around the world, three of whom are Canadian
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The Benefits of Ben

What’s in a name? For directors at TIFF, a lot. The title of the film is their first opportunity to hook curious moviegoers, hardcore TIFF fans and critics alike. But what about the directors behind the films? We did a number crunch on all the directors involved and uncovered some surprising ben-efits associated with certain first names in this year's festival
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Behind TIFF's Social Scene

For those in the hospitality industry, TIFF is the busiest time of year. It doesn't help that it falls days after the summer tourist season officially ends. The world-class film festival means countless private film parties at the city's slew of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and lounges, not to mention bustling open-to-the-public hotspots as an influx of local scenesters get in on the action
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The Perfect Pitch for TIFF

For directors and producers, a film's pitch (although just a succinct sentence or two) can pack the verbal punch needed to pique interest and sell their film to a quick-skimming festival goer. As we (ok, our guided robots) scoured through pitches for the 401 TIFF 2012 films, we spotted some compelling word choice and phrasing trends in the TIFF ’12 roster
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TIFF Party Scene: September 7, 8 and 9, 2012

Following a frenetic first two days at the festival, the first official weekend of TIFF went into full swing with endless parties celebrating accomplishments, talent and great causes. We struggled to fit it all in our already hectic schedule, but still managed quite the impressive list of RSVPs
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Putting TIFF12 on the Map

TIFF blends talent, creativity, press and partiers from around the world. The cosmopolitan culture-clash is part of the TIFF charm of course, but how many, from where and who plays nice together? We looked a little closer at the films and the 142 country-combinations they hailed from; this is what we unearthed, along with an interesting tidbit about the polygamous France
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First Time Canadian Filmmakers at TIFF

To have a film in the Toronto International Film Festival is a big deal and major stepping stone for a fulfilling career in film.. This year, TIFF features four feature films by first-time Canadian directors as part of the Discovery Program
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31,055 Minutes of Film

TIFF's street cred on the festival circuit has undoubtedly been on the rise, more than just another locale to generate Oscar-buzz; a real celebration of film and culture with significant global participation. Since inception in 1976, the festival has grown significantly, as have the number of films annually. We knew the festival lasted 11 days, but we wanted to know how long the festival really is, you know, in actual film. Here's what we found
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