After a long, long wait, the Festival has finally started! Yes, it’s every media and movie nut’s favorite time of the year–schmooze time! That time of the year when everyone with a pass looks important, when die hard fans clutch desperately at their pens and pads of paper as they dodge security trying to get autographs, and photographers climb lamp-posts trying to get that ideal shot for the cover of Big Shot Magazine. It’s the time of year when a whole industry dines daily on popcorn and other expensive delectables from the greasy movie theatre concession stands, and it’s also that time when it’s not uncommon seeing someone carrying around a pillow as they run from theatre to theatre trying to catch as many shows as possible.
Considered one of the most important film festivals in the world, aside from Cannes, the Toronto International Film Festival has become a force to be respected amongst Hollywood’s elite and the 2002 edition of the “Festival of Festivals” is set to roll through town between September 5th and 14th.
“To write a diary every day is like returning to one’s own vomit.” -Enoch Powell.
Let me be honest here, this is my fifth attempt at running a blog/journal, and considering the way I operate, this one has about as much chance of surviving as all the rest! Still, I am at least trying again – so that’s something, right?
Whether you want to call her a talented performer, a rampant touring goddess, a record label executive, or just a cool Canadian songwriter, Emm Gryner is one of the most respectable artists on the Canadian music scene.
Just like their bio says, “Tuuli are four beautiful girls who know how to rock”, and after seeing them perform at Canadian Music Week, I can definitely confirm that they aren’t just another group of pretty girls, they’re also a great band with some killer music.
Currently, she stars on CBC’s Daring and Grace, which you can catch on YTV, but not too long ago she appeared in five episodes of Paradise Falls as Carla Collin’s lesbian daughter. Also in the past, she’s been on Traders, La Femme Nikita, Total Recall, and has had a lot of experience in the theatre, most recently as Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as part of the Soulpepper Theatre Company’s Young Company.
Almost all of the remaining Lofters (except Tre, who snuck out on us) sat down and talked to us just before they finished their time at U8TV. Find out what their plans are now that they are back out in the “real” world and hear them talk about some of their fondest and most hated memories inside The Loft.
Since she was 6 years old, Melissa has been trying to entertain people – at the time, that was through skits and plays that she would make herself, but today she’s beaming right into people’s homes.
Over the last few days, U8TV has started to talk about Valery & Kalen leaving the Loft. It may have taken them some time, but in true U8TV style, they finally said quite a bit about Valery in the recent U8TV: The Lofters show. After watching it though, I’m not sure I enjoyed the bad image that the show tried to pin on her.