The action takes place in Storys, a multi-level hospitality complex at 11 Duncan Street. Built by a partnership including Icon Legacy Hospitality, the sprawling venue, steps from Bell Lightbox and home of the Soho House at last year’s TIFF, carries on its legacy of hosting events with significant star wattage for the films of TIFF 2012 with A-list Communications. Notable called the 170 year-old building “a feast for the senses; a brick and beam beauty.” Bizbash calls it “A TIFF hotspot for the second year in a row.” Other AMC event venues include restaurants Patria and Weslodge.
AMC’s Toronto Film Festival event program is a perfect fit for the Festival and the network. As a movie authority and a presenter of quality, innovative television, AMC partners with top film festivals worldwide, capturing the excitement and buzz through a series of on-air programming and on-site experiences. As an official sponsor of the Special Presentations program at the Toronto International Film Festival for the sixth consecutive year, AMC celebrates the gold standard in what’s next in film.. Each year, AMC News is on site at the festival covering red carpet events and celebrity interviews in a primetime news magazine format.
“TIFF is one of the world’s truly great festivals that uniquely allows us to bridge international partnerships between co-producing partners, our filmmaker partners, top Hollywood talent and our partner AMC for two days and nights of programming in the heart of downtown Toronto,” says A-List Communications’’
Collectively, A-List Communications and Icon Legacy Hospitality have produced most of the biggest premiere events annually at the Toronto Film Festival for over the past nine years including last year’s events for THE KILLER ELITE, DARK HORSE, THE LADY and WOMAN IN THE FIFTH, and many more.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
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About ICON Legacy Hospitality
ICON Legacy Hospitality is a leading hospitality and restaurant consulting company specializing in innovative restaurants and high-end lounges. Co-founded by renowned restaurateur Hanif Harji and international entrepreneur Maher Murshed, ICON owns and operates one of Toronto’s most exclusive high-end lounges, F-Stop. ICON, in partnership with INK Entertainment, owns and operates STORYS, a multi-level private event venue, cocktail parlour and restaurant; housed in a historic brick and beam building. Their newest venture, Weslodge Saloon, is a modern interpretation of a classic saloon with an approachable and innovative dining menu complimented by hand-crafted authentic cocktails. Continuing to revolutionize the dining scene in Toronto, ICON and INK forged ahead with the opening of Patria, a restaurant focused on the unique flavours and authentic ingredients of Spain - all executed with their signature commitment to innovation and integrity in service and design. For more information, visit www.iconlegacy.ca or connect with ICON on Facebook and Twitter.
About INK Entertainment:
INK is one of Canada’s foremost hospitality and entertainment companies, setting the trend in world-class music and sound, forward design, mouth-watering food and an A-list clientele of celebrities, musicians, artists, professionals and corporate partners alike. Helmed by visionary entrepreneur Charles Khabouth, INK has demonstrated an acute ability to read the zeitgeist of the times and respond with such hugely successful enterprises as Toronto's longstanding Guvernment and Koolhaus Entertainment Complex, This is London Nightclub, Dragonfly Nightclub on Niagara Fallsview Casino grounds, Cube – a nightclub in the heart of Toronto's Fashion District. The Parisian-style bistro La Société has quickly become a major destination in the heart of Bloor St. Headquartered in Toronto, INK’s innovative approach fusing culture and commerce has led them to team up with several significant industry partners: ICON Legacy for the most recent launch of Weslodge and STORYS Building and with the Liberty Entertainment Group for the Tattoo Rock Parlour - Canada's only trendy rock bar and tattoo shop combined and Spice Route, King West's Asian bistro-bar. This partnership has since grown to include The Coral Gables, a country club located in south Miami, Florida. INK’s recent partnership with Lifetime Developments will further expand its foray in the hospitality industry with the launch of Bisha Hotel & Residences, the newest private label hotel and residence brand to originate in this city since The Four Seasons in the 1960s. For more information, visit www.ink-00.com or connect with on us on Facebook and Twitter.