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Globe and Mail: Black market below the surface at TIFF

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 10, 2006 at 6:54AM

There's a black market operating under the surface of the Toronto International Film Festival. With many screenings sold out and Gala tickets hard to come by, a cottage industry has sprung up on e-Bay, with sellers hawking everything from tickets to dinner reservations. A pair of Festival Passes - good for 50 movies each - had sold for $1,678.65 (Canadian), meaning the seller had turned a profit of over six hundred dollars. Mark Medley reports.
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There's a black market operating under the surface of the Toronto International Film Festival. With many screenings sold out and Gala tickets hard to come by, a cottage industry has sprung up on e-Bay, with sellers hawking everything from tickets to dinner reservations. A pair of Festival Passes - good for 50 movies each - had sold for $1,678.65 (Canadian), meaning the seller had turned a profit of over six hundred dollars. Mark Medley reports.