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Astral Supports 14 Films Selected for TIFF

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2011-08-10

Astral Media Inc  is pleased to announce that 14 films supported by its pay-television networks - The Movie Network and Super Écran, and production fund, Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund/Fonds Harold Greenberg - have been selected for the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, running from September 8 to 18, 2011. Astral's slate of supported films for 2011 includes A Dangerous Method from David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz and Ken Scott's Starbuck.  

Contributing nearly $150 million in Fiscal 2010, Astral continues to be the country's largest private-sector investor in Canadian feature film with significant contributions towards the development and production of home-grown film and television projects through The Movie Network, Super Écran and The Fund/Le Fonds.

The following feature films selected for the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival have been supported by Astral through story optioning, script development, pre-licensing, equity investment, acquisition, exhibition and promotion:

  • AFGHAN LUKE - MIKE CLATTENBURG
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
  • cafÉ de flore - jean-marc vallÉe
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    • pre-buy and equity investment by Super Écran
  • A DANGEROUS METHOD - DAVID CRONENBERG
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
  • edwin boyd - nathan morlando
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
    • Script development by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
  • goon - michael dowse
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
    • Equity investment by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
  • HARD CORE LOGO II - BRUCE MCDONALD
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
  • i'm yours - leonard farlinger
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    • Equity investment by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
  • keyhole - guy maddin
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    • Equity investment by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
  • MONSIEUR LAZHAR - PHILLIPE FALARDEAU
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    • pre-buy by Super Écran
    • Story optioning, script development and equity investment by Fonds Harold Greenberg
  • the moth diaries - mary harrON
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
    • Equity investment by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
  • SISTERS&BROTHERS - CARL BESSAI
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
  • starbuck - ken scott
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    • pre-buy and equity investment by Super Écran
  • SURVIVING PROGRESS - MATHIEU ROY AND HAROLD CROOKS
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
  • TAKE THIS WALTZ - SARAH POLLEY
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    • pre-buy by The Movie Network
    • Script development and equity investment by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund

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