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TIFF ’13: Myers’ doc debut heads to Toronto

September's Toronto International Film Festival will host the gala world premiere of actor Mike Myers' debut doc Supermensch, which looks at Hollywood talent manager Shep Gordon (pictured).
July 23, 2013

September’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the Gala world premiere of actor Mike Myers’ debut doc Supermensch, which looks at Hollywood talent┬ámanager Shep Gordon (pictured).

Details about the doc, which is backed by A&E IndieFilms, were first unveiled yesterday (July 22). The film tells the story of Gordon’s rise through the industry and his achievements, which include inventing the modern day ‘celebrity chef,’ philanthropic endeavors, and living life in the fast lane.

It will include interviews with Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse, as well as others. Bob DeBitetto, David McKillop and Molly Thompson will serve as executive producers for A&E IndieFilms.

The news comes after realscreen yesterday revealed four docs set to premiere at this year’s TIFF, including new works from Alex Gibney, Jennifer Baichwal and Errol Morris.

The 38th TIFF takes place from September 5-15.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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