TIFF 2016: The Creative Coalition Events@Tiff 2016@Thompson Hotel+SUPPER SUITE By STK
STK TORONTO OFFERS SNEAK PEEK FOR TORONTO’S TOP FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRITIES AND FILMS BY HOSTING
A-LIST COMMUNICATIONS’ SUPPER SUITE BY STK
OVER FIRST WEEKEND
A-List Communications, along with The ONE Group’s signature restaurant brand STK and GREY GOOSE® Vodka, will bring a series of film festival pop-ups to Toronto, introducing the Company’s first Canadian location for two days of VIP dinners and cocktail parties. Additional sponsors making the program possible include the Toronto Star.
Festivalgoers will get a sneak peek of STK Toronto before its official opening in early fall. The first hospitality space in the newly re-imagined former Four Seasons Hotel, long considered the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival, STK artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one. STK’s prime Yorkville location serves as a perfect backdrop for TIFF VIP dinners and cocktail parties.
Films to be fêted, along with expected attendees are scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 9, 2016
9:00 PM – Film premiere after-party for MPI Media Group’s “CATFIGHT” with expected cast including: Anne Heche, Sandra Oh, Alicia Silverstone and more celebrities to be announced.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
5:00-6:30PM – Film premiere pre-party for “That Pretty Thing That Lives In The House” distributed by Netflix and directed by Osgood Perkins. Expected cast includes Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Saving Mr. Banks), Lucy Boynton (Rebel In The Rye), and Bob Balaban (Grand Budapest Hotel, The Monuments Men).
7:00 pm – The Creative Coalition Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala honoring Jennifer Connelly, Maria Bello, Nick Cannon, Parker Posey, Uzo Aduba, Jim Sheridan, Jonathan Demme; presenters Ewan McGregor, Paul Haggis, and others to be announced.
11:30 pm – Film premiere after-party for Serendipity Point Films “BELOW HER MOUTH” with expected cast including: Natalie Krill, Erika Linder, Sebastian Pigott, Mayko Nguyen, and Tommie-Amber Pirie.
All of the events will feature specially crafted menus by The ONE Group’s team of culinary experts.
“What a thrill to bring STK to Toronto, and give everyone a sneak peek of our first Canadian location during such a dynamic time,” said Celeste Fierro, Co-founder and Partner, The ONE Group. “This is very exciting for us, and we look forward to experiencing the great energy of the city during TIFF, and soon, opening our doors so that everyone can experience STK’s great food and vibe.”
“We’re so pleased to be able to honor these films at our ‘Supper Suite by STK Toronto’ and showcase STK’s newest restaurant. We thank our generous partners STK, Grey Goose, and the Toronto Star for making it possible,” says A-List Communications’ CEO David Manning.
Grey Goose, the world’s best tasting vodka, has celebrated visionaries in film for over nine years through its continued support of the film industry. Together with STK, Grey Goose toasts the extraordinary achievements of today’s film industry stars, directors and tastemakers with a film festival inspired cocktail collection featuring the celebratory Grey Goose Le Fizz. Both the film industry and Grey Goose share the same daring spirit and passionate pursuit of the extraordinary, after all “if you can imagine it, it can be done” (Francois Thibault, Grey Goose creator).
Since 2014, A-list Communications has partnered with The ONE Group’s STK Restaurants and served over 30 top films and celebrity casts who have premiered at the top North American film festivals and awards shows.
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, London, Ibiza and Milan with additional locations coming soon to cities such as San Diego, Denver, Dallas and Toronto. For more information about STK, please visit http://www.stkhouse.com.
About Grey Goose® Vodka:
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About A-List Communications LLC
A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com) is a full-service consulting, special events & communications agency based in Beverly Hills. With over 17 years of global agency experience, A-List Communications specializes in connecting corporate brands with results-driven communication strategies, and globally recognized celebrities that elevate their clients to the A-List. Core to A-List Communications’ success is delivering “Brand Integration” services across a portfolio of propriety branded entertainment programs including “Fashion Week STYLE360,” “Supper Series” and “The Arts & Cinema Centre.” Most recently in 2015, A-List Communications produced the Maxim Magazine Super Bowl party and Sony Pictures Classics Oscars Party. Follow @alistcom (www.twitter.com/alistcom) for more information and check #SupperSuiteSTK
Watch History (And a Movie) in the Making! WE KILL DEATH
Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres Reception and Live Stunt at Thompson Toronto Rooftop Friday September 9;
Amazing New Film from Hardcore Henry Producers
WHO:YouTube sensations and aerial explorers Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and the duo of Vitaliy Raskalov & Vadim Makhorov; Producers Alex A. Ginzburg, Tony Lee and Inga Vainshtein Smith (producers behind 2015’s TIFF Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner Hardcore Henry); and additional guests TBD. With many millions of YouTube views, these renowned “rooftoppers” are familiar to audiences worldwide for their imaginative and death-defying stunts and adventures.
WHAT: The start of production and reception for We Kill Death, a new film focusing on these four astonishing daredevils from Russia and Ukraine. At the cocktail and canapés reception, guests will witness a live, dramatic, breathtaking demonstration of skill that’s destined to become part of the film. The producers promise “a live stunt unlike any other in the history of the Festival.”
WHEN:Friday, September 9, 2016. 5:00-7:00PM PDT.
WHERE:The Thompson Toronto Rooftop, 550 Wellington St. W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4, Canada
WHY:We Kill Death takes the amazing and vast appeal the rooftoppers have achieved on social media and amplifies its intensity, power and visual impact for a cinematic audience. Ginzburg says, “People report intense physical and emotional reactions just from watching these stunts on phones and computers. We believe that this film will deliver the single most visceral big-screen cinematic experience unlike any other.” Seeing these feats in person will take your breath away. WME is on board to handle domestic sales of We Kill Death.
Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee have produced Ordinary World—releasing October 14 from Universal starring Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong), Selma Blair and Judy Greer, and the upcoming Holding Patterns, starring Freddie
We would like to thank Henry Eshelman, PMG for the invitation to this event.