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London, Toronto form partnership


London, Toronto form partnership

The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) and the Toronto Film Festival's International Financing Forum (IFF) have teamed to form an alliance with IFF selecting a Canadian producer to present a project at PFM and PFM a UK producer to pitch at this year’s ongoing IFF.

UK firm Film & Music Entertainment’s Sam Taylor is presenting Cassy And Jude, to be directed by Dominic Murphy, at the IFF. In turn, Canadian producers Scott Garvie and Patrick Cassavetti from Shaftesbury Films will be attending the PFM in October with their project Prisoner of Tehran.

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The PFM will take place on October 19-20 in association with the BFI London Film Festival. The PFM has existing links with Ile de France Film Commission, Rome International Film Festival’s New Cinema Network and Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37ºSouth Market.

Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) said, “OMDC is delighted to partner with Film London in this new initiative which will give Ontario creators enhanced access to financing and business partnerships in the international marketplace.”

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London said, “It is fantastic to be partnering with OMDC to not only give a UK producer the opportunity of attending IFF, but also to further broaden the PFM as a truly international market.”

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