Some days, I never know what to expect from TIFF, and yesterday definitely falls under that category after what I can only call my biggest interview ever. Saturday was never going to be one of my biggest days, at least that I knew of–Monday still looks like my busiest day at the festival–but, some things do happen last minute, and that ended up getting me my big interview.
Since the nineties, George Stroumboulopoulos has been a Toronto media icon, but following his time on MuchMusic, and the last nine years of hosting his CBC show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, he’s become known as one of Canada’s best interviewers.
The first-ever JFL42 festival hit the streets of Toronto from September 21 to 28, bringing together comedy, music, dance, art, and technology in a diverse mix of 42 shows around the city. For most festival-goers though, the focus was definitely on comedy, with shows by the likes of Louis CK, Amy Schumer, Patton Oswalt, and Todd Barry.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that George Stroumboulopoulos and Andrea Martin will team up to host the 32nd annual Genie Awards, which will air on CBC Television starting at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 8.
Canada may have an unhealthy record with the Stanley Cup over the past few decades, but hockey dreams are at least coming true for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
During a special press conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame last week, TIFF CEO and director Piers Handling and co-director Cameron Bailey announced that Michael McGowan‘s Score: A Hockey Musical will make its world premier as the opening night gala film for this year’s 35th annual festival.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal joined The Hour‘s George Stroumboulopoulos today to chat about his new film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.