Toronto: The Hollywood Reporter Studio to Host Stars Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

8:45 AM PST 09/04/2013 by THR Staff
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The exclusive interview series, sponsored by Canon, will also feature Jason Bateman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Colin Firth and directors Bill Condon, Richard Shepard and Steve McQueen.

The Hollywood Reporter Studio, home to THR’s exclusive video interviews and portrait sessions, returns to the Toronto Film Festival. In partnership with Canon, The Hollywood Reporter will engage the biggest names in film, from directors and cinematographers to leading actors and emerging talent, in video interviews and portrait sessions. Starting Sept. 6, visitors to www.THR.com/TIFF will find exclusive video interviews direct from the Toronto Film Festival, along with cast photos and all the latest news from the fest.

"We are thrilled to once again bring the Toronto International Film Festival to viewers around the world," said Janice Min, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director. "The 2013 lineup continues to grow with an exciting group of artists and industry players who make TIFF one of the world's most celebrated film festivals."

Among those expected at The Hollywood Reporter Studio are director Bill Condon and actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Dan Stevens from the TIFF gala opening film The Fifth Estate; director Ron Howard and actors Chris Hemsworth and Bruhl from Rush; director Peter Landesman and actors Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden from Parkland; director Steve McQueen and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o and Alfre Woodard from 12 Years a Slave; director and star Jason Bateman from Bad Words; director Nicole Holofcener and actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toni Collette from Enough Said; director Jonathan Teplitzky and actors Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine and Nicole Kidman from The Railway Man; director and star Ralph Fiennes and actress Felicity Jones from The Invisible Woman; director Richard Shepard and actor Jude Law from Dom Hemingway; director Liza Johnson and actress Kristen Wiig from Hateship Loveship; actors Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange, Charlie Stratton and Tom Felton from Therese; actresses Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon from The Last of Robin Hood; director Jean-Marc Vallee and actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto from Dallas Buyers Club; director Jonathan Glazer and actress Scarlett Johansson from Under the Skin; Director Alfonso Cuaron and actress Sandra Bullock from Gravity; and writer-director Ned Benson and actress Jessica Chastain from The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. More names are to be added as the festival approaches.  

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The studio will be located at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge in the King West district, at the heart of the festival, from Sept. 6 to 10. Along with presenting partner Canon, a leader in imaging and optical products, Lamborghini and MAC Cosmetics will serve as sponsors, with MAC makeup artists on hand for interviewee touch-ups.

Select cinematographers and filmmakers will be invited by Canon U.S.A. to participate in the THR Behind the Lens interview series, speaking with contributing THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina about their craft. Canon will also showcase a touch-and-try exhibit at The Hollywood Reporter Studio with the latest Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses. On Sept. 7, Canon will host Behind the Lens: A Conversation About the Art of Cinematography at TIFF 2013, an intimate discussion with some of TIFF's top filmmaking talent -- including cinematographer Eric Robbins and directors Eli Roth and Ti West -- who will give a behind-the-lens look at TIFF official selections The Green Inferno and The Sacrament. Guests will get an inside perspective on the panelists' filmmaking style, approach and inspirations.

The Hollywood Reporter's much-anticipated cocktail reception honoring Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris with Breakthrough in Film Awards presented by Bulgari, will be held on the rooftop of the Thompson Toronto hotel on Sunday, Sept. 8, with support from City National Bank (CNB) and Ontario Media Development Corporation. The Hollywood Reporter is also a sponsor of Universal's Rush premiere that night.

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