toronto film festival http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: What Is Hot? http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-what-hot <p>Before and during the recently-concluded Toronto Film Festival, I found myself inundated with emails drawing my attention to a range of films. None were hyping the titles with major movie stars and Oscar possibilities. The publicists of these films&nbsp;likely were turning away journalists who craved one-on-one interviews with a Meryl Streep, a Brad Pitt, or a Julia Roberts.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 74194 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Standing Out from the Crowd http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-standing-out-crowd <p></p><p>In all the years I’ve been attending the just-concluded Toronto Film Festival, I have never received so many emails from publicists alerting me to screenings or inviting me to attend media events or parties associated with specific films. There is&nbsp;a special sense of urgency to many of these emails, which feature phrases like “Film Alert,” “The Best Suspense Thriller at the Festival,” “Must-See Documentary,” Invite Reminder,” “Rising Norwegian Film Talent,” and “Exclusive Website premiere” in their subject lines.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:35:32 +0000 Rob Edelman 48010 at http://wamc.org