September 10


Photography by A.J. Lam and BK.

Canadian company Aurora Cannabis hosted a private 3 day & night red carpet premiere events in a historic former bank located at 320 Bay Street over the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening weekend. ‘House of Aurora’, was the destination to go and it hosted 3 exclusive premiere parties, industry networking events, press junkets and media activity.

The location is a historical architectural, art-deco gem and it was transformed into a majestic event destination during TIFF.
During the day, leading film and movie media site , staged a pop-up press studio featuring a front row conversation with the top filmmakers and stars of the Festival.




On Friday, September 7th, it was a late evening (10 pm start) on day one, as the gala was hosted by: 
Bold Films + Sharp and S/Magazine TIFF party

and Emmy Rossum 

Bold Films, founded in 2004 by Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters, is an independent entertainment production and finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for creative talent. Bold Films’ mission is to produce original, studio-quality films, which have worldwide commercial appeal. S/Magazine is a premiere style and fashion magazine.





On Saturday, September 8th,
The Creative Coalition’s Annual “Spotlight Initiative Awards Dinner Gala”
with Mandy Patinkin (Life Itself, Homeland), Maura Tierney (Beautiful Boy, The Affair)
Dan Fogelman (Life Itself, This Is Us) and Olivia Munn(Predator)
Mandy Patinkin got emotional in a nearly 20 minute speech at The Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards sharing that he’s shifted from ‘wanting to be famous’ to wanting to spend his life giving back and helping others, which he finds more rewarding. .Also, reminising aboit the founder if The Creative Coalition, the late Ron Silver.
Olivia Munn spoke out publicly on the controversy she stirred on her film “Predator” in a brave and emotional speech at The Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards.


The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989, by Christopher Reeve, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, and other prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.  The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as The Creative Coalition’s president. The Spotlight Initiative Awards are a prestigious honor in the independent film arena. For over a decade, these honors have been bestowed during the Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto Film Festivals. Past recipients include Uzo Aduba, Alan Arkin, Ellen Barkin, Kathy Bates, Maria Bello, Paul Bettany, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Connelly, Lee Daniels, Jonathan Demme, Jay Duplass, Roland Emmerich, Vera Farmiga, Josh Gad, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Taylor Hackford, John Hawkes, George Hickenlooper, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Izzard, Anna Kendrick, Barbara Kopple, Barry Levinson, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan, Julia Ormond, Sean Penn, Parker Posey, Jonathan Pryce, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Tucci, Robin Williams, and Shailene Woodley, among others. Additional information about The Creative Coalition can be found by following @TheCreativeC on Twitter and thecreativecoalition on Instagram.



On Sunday, September 9th,  it was an afternoon event for the world premiere party for Tell It To the Bees
Starring Anna Paquin (True Blood, X Men: Day of the Future) and
Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, My Cousin Rachel)
The afternoon event started a bit late, but that didn’t damper the spirit of the guest, the guest of honor, Anna Paquin was very gracious with the attendees.
We would like to thank Karen Gruson of Media Blitz for the invitation to these events.