JournalEntertainment About TIFF TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net. About Crave Delivering more Oscar ® -nominated and Emmy ® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME ® , Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave Original hit series include comedies LETTERKENNY and NEW EDEN; CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW with Lainey Lui; HEALTHY IS HOT with Chloe Wilde; candid interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; a series of original stand-up specials; the upcoming competition series CANADA’S DRAG RACE; and the upcoming apocalyptic original comedic documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE. Crave is a major supporter of Canada’s production industry, helping to fund and develop numerous film and documentary projects including feature films THE SONG OF NAMES, WHITE LIE, and THE GRIZZLIES among others, as well as Crave Original Documentaries ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION, YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY, and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH. Crave also includes acclaimed selections from the Toronto International Film Festival which are featured in two exclusive collections: Best of TIFF and TIFF Selects. Crave is a bilingual TV and streaming service with more than 6,000 hours of exclusive French-language content included with the Super Écran add-on. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at Crave.ca, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available in English through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca. TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.
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TIFF and Bell’s Media Crave chats & screenings

TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave virtual chats and screenings for Stay-at-Home Cinema experience In case, you are looking for some fun content, look no further….

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cinqque5tion with Christmas Abbott (by: Jovin Tardif)

cinqque5tion with Christmas Abbott (by: Jovin Tardif) Every year, the Big Brother team travels the country in search of great game players. I always found…

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#cinqque5tion2020 interview with Jim Vallance
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cinqque5tion with Songwriter Jim Vallance

As I entered a recording studio facility on February 23, 2020, I first noticed the microphones and mic stands. There were instruments such as guitars,…

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ynf Dru Grange Songs included “The One”, “Stay with Me (Always)”, “Seasons”, “She Can Ride”, “Gettin It In”, "Don’t Be Afraid”, and “You”. In our quick interview, we discussed 'In Essence', The One, songwriting, The Voice Russia and YNF. Determined. Revolutionary. Unstoppable. These are fitting words to describe Dru (Andrew Grange), whose musical influences include Usher, Frank Ocean, Marvin Gaye, D’Angelo, Jodeci, and Stevie Wonder. Dru first tasted success as the lead singer of the R&B group In Essence, whose debut album The Master Plan earned a JUNO Award, MuchMusic Award, and a SOCAN #1 Award (for the club hit, “You Will Never Find”) in 2004. Working with a team of hit-making songwriters and producers motivated Dru to take his talent to a new level and increased his desire to reach a broader audience, both as a singer and as a songwriter. The One, Dru’s first solo album, was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. The first three singles, “The One”, “Stay with Me (Always)”, and “Seasons” garnered strong chart positions at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio across Canada, peaking at #10. The One was also released in Japan on DRU JVC. Dru demonstrated his versatility as a vocalist when he was featured on Doman & Gooding’s high energy Dance hit single, “Runnin” in 2009, which earned him another JUNO nomination for Dance Recording of the Year. Rupert Gayle (Maxi Priest), producer Alex Greggs (*NSYNC, Britney Spears, Shakira), and platinum songwriter Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna) co-wrote a number of tracks for Dru’s second album On The Brink in 2014, which included his smash hit singles “She Can Ride” and “Gettin It In” – which both sold over 50,000 digital downloads each. The third single from On the Brink was “Love Collision”, which earned Dru another JUNO nomination in 2014 for Reggae Recording of the Year. In 2015 Dru put out the single “Deja Vu”, produced by heavy hitters Baseline and Kuya Productions. “Deja Vu” earned Dru another JUNO nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. In 2016, Dru released Don’t Be Afraid”, which has been streamed over 900k times on Spotify and the video has over 500k views on YouTube. That year he also opened for Sean Paul’s Canadian Full Speed Tour. Dru’s 2018 releases “Like I Do”, “Caroline”, “A Girl Like You” and “You” have each been well received and have collectively earned over 350k streams on Spotify to date. This success reinforces Dru’s excitement for his upcoming album TRB MMXX (The Rebirth 2020), set for release in April 2019. In Dru’s own words: “This album will have a deeper soulful 90s RNB feel, but still maintaining pop appeal. From the themes to the songwriting, it all came from my heart and personal experiences. “The Rebirth 2020” is my re-introduction to the music industry, but I’m bringing 20/20 vision along with my lessons learned.” To support the worldwide release of TRB MMXX, Dru will start with a European promo tour of 15 dates over May 17 – June 7, 2019, hitting 10 cities in 7 countries. Look for new Canadian tour dates in summer 2019.
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cinqque5tion with Dru Grange

As I waited for a plane at the airport, I decided to go relax in a lounge.  Passengers can enjoy comfort with free drinks, snacks,…

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liveintheprésent: TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave Cinema Experience

TIFF + BELL MEDIA’S CRAVE ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL CHATS AND SCREENINGS FOR STAY-AT-HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE TORONTO — TIFF and Bell Media’s Crave are bringing Canadians…

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Hi! I’m Krissy. How can I help you tell your story? I am: An experienced photographer, with a diverse style and portfolio. Clients include: Just For Laughs, Centennial College, Random House, The Gladstone Hotel. Work seen in: Canadian Living Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe And Mail, Metro, CBC, CTV, Teletoon, Space (now CTV-SciFi). A skilled director, cinematographer and video editor with work screened at Film Festivals around the world. A clever and insightful pop culture commentator with several podcast appearances and influential social media presence. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram, too. HENSON TEMPLATE POWERED BY SQUARESPACE How can I help you tell your story?
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cinqque5tion with Creative Professional Krissy Myers (by: Jovin Tardif)

cinqque5tion with Creative Professional Krissy Myers Behind every door is an opportunity. I met Krissy Myers at Trebas Toronto. Krissy currently works on the popular…

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charities, bees, climate change, cancer, réveillétogether rob kerr The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 countries. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Giving Hope Today
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The Salvation Army Needs Your Help!

The Salvation Army Needs Your Help! The Salvation Army has been helping communities in Canada since 1882, giving hope and support to the most vulnerable in 400…

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Caroline entered the sport and entertainment media industry in 2010 when she became the presenting face of International Strongman. She presented the hugely popular Christmas show ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ in 2011 for Channel 5, attracting over 1 million viewers. Caroline also commentated on The CrossFit Games for Eurosport, an event touted as the World Championships of fitness. She commentated the first CrossFit Live Invitational between USA and Europe and The European CrossFit Games Championships. Caroline has presented Europe’s largest rugby sevens, netball and music festival – The Bournemouth Sevens as well as the Dubai Rugby Sevens. And being a keen motorsports fan Caroline relished her role as presenter of The Paris Motor Show for MSN TV. Caroline produced and presented her own athlete interview series ‘The Truth: Athlete Insights’ for online sports platform ‘Exclusive Sports Media’ interviewing athletes from track and field to ski cross and rugby. Proving her presenting versatility she also ventured into the world of showbiz and interviewed the stars of Star Trek, Highlander and Spooks at ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’ to a live event audience. Fitness Health & Expert When not on screen Caroline is busy in the fitness and health industry for which she has over 15 years of experience. She is the author of ‘Better Body Workouts for Women’, a personalised approach to fitness, with publishers Human Kinetics and helps people to get fit at home with her high intensity award winning fitness DVD series ‘The Total Body Collection’, via her workouts on the FitOn app, and via her social media platforms. Workouts from her DVDs are featured each week on Fitness and Fab TV in the UK and are also available as an app. She previously contributed to a monthly column ‘Caroline’s Core Moves’ for BodyFit magazine in the UK and is a contributor and cover model for many more publications. Caroline travels the globe as the face of the company and a master trainer and ambassador for Performance Health Systems presenting Power Plate whole body vibration education and wellness principles. In 2015 she launched her 'Gladiator Workout' series which uses her bespoke athlete training system along with MMA fitness routines. This series was adopted in all Virgin Active gyms in Australia, select Fitness First clubs in Asia and now in the US. Her latest workouts can be found on Power Plate’s new On-Demand platform and app. Caroline worked with Universal Pictures on the launch of their TabataTM fitness training concept. She was also the television expert and sports science expert for ProSkins intelligent apparel in the UK and Australia. In addition, Caroline is the creator of the online weight loss nutrition plan ‘JustSlim’ and has featured as a TV fitness expert on both UK and US networks. She now specializes as an innovative content creator and educator for fitness brands and products looking for a qualified voice to represent and showcase them across social media platforms, web and on air.
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cinqque5tion x 2 with Host, Model and Presenter Caroline Pearce (by: Jovin Tardif)

Today, I received my front row VIP seats to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). I am so excited. UFC is the largest MMA promotion company…

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COVID19 UPDATES The best thing everyday Americans can do to fight coronavirus? #StayHome, save lives Be a neat freak. Wash your hands. Give to people in need. If you’re going to spread anything, spread help, compassion and humor. And do not panic.
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COVID-19 Stay Home (by: Jovin Tardif)

Clearly, COVID-19 has changed the world. I wrote a few stories, for example #covid19 Safety Tips. This story discusses safety tips from World Health Organization…

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Township of Langley Bureau du commissaire d’Athlétisme Canada annonce interdiction à vie à David Scott-Thomas Publié le : 25 mars 2020 À la suite de la réception d’une plainte datée du 21 janvier 2020 contre David Scott Thomas alléguant qu’il a adopté un comportement constituant une violation du Code de conduite d’Athlétisme Canada, le Bureau du commissaire a confirmé sa jurisprudence à l’égard de la plainte et a émis un avis daté du 21 janvier 2020 qui confirme la suspension immédiate de M. David Scott Thomas d’Athlétisme Canada, de ses associations membres et de ses clubs jusqu’à ce que la plainte ait été entièrement examinée. En vertu de l’autorité et à la discrétion accordées au Bureau du commissaire d’Athlétisme Canada, M. David Scott Thomas fait l’objet d’une interdiction à vie d’Athlétisme Canada pendant laquelle il ne pourra pas occuper le rôle d’entraîneur d’un membre d’Athlétisme Canada ou d’un membre d’un club ou d’une association affiliés.
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Lifetime Ban to David Scott Thomas

Dave Scott Thomas lifetime ban

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