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by Michele Barrow-Belisle
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)

This week with Michele Barrow-Belisle, we are featuring Movie News.  Next week her Dream Cast!  Enjoy!

Fire & Ice | Bittersweet |FreezeEntangled Summer

TIFF: Where Movie Magic Happened!
There’s a reason it’s called Movie Magic. I witnessed it up-close and personal attending TIFF for the very first time. As an author, the whole experience was new to me. But from the moment the film option for my debut novel series was sold, I’ve been whisked away on an adventure like no other. 
An invitation to attend meetings scheduled during TIFF, came to me from the producer working on the film. “Will I come and talk about my books, you ask?” Needless to say I leapt at the opportunity. The inner workings of the film industry were, and to a lesser degree still are, very foreign to me as an author. But primarily, it remains magical. So many layers involved, so many parties involved, so many pieces that must come together in the most amazing ways. And so many who are gifted at what they do, contributing their little piece of that magic.
The experience was in a word, well, you guessed it…magical. Meeting stars (Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jennifer Garner, Paul Bucknor, Melissa DiMarco, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson & Michael Fassbender, just to name a few) was a lot of fun. Meeting studio execs, writers and directors, financiers and distributors…all invested in bringing this project (Fire & Ice) to life on the big screen, was beyond thrilling. 
Did I experience any of the movie magic myself? Unfortunately not, because our timetable left little time for viewing any actual screenings. Our schedule went much like this: wake up, coffee, meetings, lunch, more coffee, more meetings, wine, cocktails, dinner, coffee & wine, private party, another private party, one more private party, bed, wake up, repeat. 
For seven days straight. 
It was as exhilarating as it was exhausting.
But the magic was everywhere at this event, with or without having watched any of the incredible film debuts. It was a pleasure to get swept up in all of it, and I look forward to seeing more movie magic, as things unfold.
The best is yet to come! Stay tuned!!



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About Michele Barrow-Belisle

Michele Barrow-Belisle is chocoholic author and artist living in southern Ontario, Canada with her super-sweet husband, brilliant son and a ridiculously affectionate cat. Often told by teachers to stop dreaming and get her head out of the clouds, Michele still spends much of her time lost in make-believe worlds, populated with fascinating and occasionally terrifying characters. Her passion for fantasy extends beyond her writing into her clay figure sculpt-ing, creating miniaturized replicas of the paranormal beings she writes about. Michele is as passionate about reading as she is about writing. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found sculpting tiny fairy desserts in polymer clay. She also loves mocha lattes and watching fireflies at twilight. Did we mention she loves chocolate?


  1. Emily Endrizzi

    I love Anne of Green Gables too! So much. I also love The Princess Bride book to movie.