etalk Presents: TIFF 2018
etalk Presents: TIFF 2018
Each episode of etalk Presents: TIFF 2018 covers an exciting aspect of the Toronto International Film Festival from the chaos and glamour of the first weekend to the inner workings of a red carpet with some the biggest names in Hollywood.
Along the way, candid interviews and behind-the-scenes prep with the hosts of eTalk give viewers an inside look at the 10 most glamorous days of the year. Whether they’re competing with each other to land a big interview or dishing on their favourite films and celebrities, no topic is off limits.
Plus, the audience is given an in depth look at all the intimate one-on-one interviews in the eTalk lounge, the exciting Gala Premieres, and the films that have everyone talking Oscar.
Episode 1: Chase List
Nine star-packed days are around the corner, so Ben Mulroney, Danielle Graham and Devon Soltendieck take turns swapping past pinch-me moments and this year's most anticipated interviews. Who are the big hitters that they're most excited to see? What incredible moments have our hosts shared with them in the past that left us wanting more? What films are they here to celebrate - surefire predictors of next year's Oscars contenders?
Episode 2: The 'IT' Spot
We meet some of the planners behind the biggest events the festival puts on and learn how they plan to top themselves this year. What's the secret to making a "celebrity hot spot"... Is it having an A-list chef? Wine bottles worth tens of thousands of dollars? A secret back entrance? A celebrity co-owner? We explore some of the destinations that are sure to host the 'big wig dinners' and 'ultra-exclusive after parties' of the festival.
Episode 3: Cameraman Confidential
What's it really like to work one of the hottest premieres in town, where A-listers are sure to make a splash? The camera flips 180 degrees and our camera ops become the stars - we see the stress and dramatic moments behind getting 'the shot' and we hear their real perspectives on the stars, the producers, the press line, the mayhem, the publicists and even the hosts!
Episode 4: Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, and at 50, she's hotter than ever. With two major projects premiering at TIFF – “Homecoming,” a new thriller from Amazon Prime, and “Ben is Back,” a moving family drama that will most likely earn Julia her 5th Oscar nomination), she'll be ruling the festival. Ben and Danielle are both assigned to interview her and both determined to make her laugh. Who will she like better? We'll find out.
Episode 5: A Star Is Born
A Star is Born is the most anticipated and acclaimed movie of 2018 and eTalk has an exclusive interview with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. With all eyes on our rare opportunity with one of Hollywood's biggest stars, the pressure is on. What does it take to prepare? From the question brainstorm to the talent meeting, we follow the producer's POV while developing the story behind the interview. Finally, the moment arrives - did all go as planned?
Episode 6: The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
A four year journey - and so many stars. As Kit Harrington lands in Toronto to debut his new movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, we track down the key players including co-stars Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon and Thandie Newton to learn about the epic story behind this highly anticipated new movie. ETALK host Devon Soltendieck is on the ground at TIFF and has followed the movie closely over the years, to bring you the tale of Xavier Dolan's English language debut.
Episode 7: One Day, One Host
We track a typical (extreme) day in the life of an etalk reporter during opening weekend - from the moment they wake up, to hitting the morning meeting, and following them from interview to junket to hosting the show to red carpet to party to... ... to being back home, hitting their bed and getting ready to do it all over again the next day. During TIFF, no one is busier than an Etalk reporter.
Episode 8: Brothers on the Rise
Shamier Anderson, who stars in Nicole Kidman’s movie Destroyer, and his brother Stephen James, who is in If Beale Street Could Talk, both have movies at TIFF. Shamier’s movie premieres Monday night. Stephen’s on Sunday night. We're with them as they gear up for the festival, follow them getting ready for the red carpet, and hang with them at their respective premieres.