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TIFF 2011: Canadian celebrities rub elbows with studio executives (Includes first-hand account)

The invitation-only event took place recently at Avenue Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel. The 27th annual luncheon, hosted by former Hollywood Reporter editor George Christy, featured an impressive list of Canadian talent, from actors to directors to media personalities to business executives.

Some of the luminaries invited to the event included: Kathleen Turner, Geoffrey Rush, Atom Egoyan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Garth Drabinsky, the Mulroney family, Norman Jewison and Four Seasons Hotel founder Isadore Sharp.

Below are several photos of the celebrities who attended the luncheon:

Director Norman Jewison being interviewed by media at the Christy Luncheon in Toronto

Director Norman Jewison being interviewed by media at the Christy Luncheon in Toronto
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Isadore Sharp  founder of Four Seasons Hotel (left)  poses with George Christy  former editor of The...

Isadore Sharp, founder of Four Seasons Hotel (left), poses with George Christy, former editor of The Hollywood Reporter at the annual George Christy Luncheon
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Director Atom Egoyan (centre) at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto

Director Atom Egoyan (centre) at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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eTalk Daily host Ben Mulroney (right) with his wife and one of his twins at the annual George Christ...

eTalk Daily host Ben Mulroney (right) with his wife and one of his twins at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toro...

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto.
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Mila Mulroney with her grandchild at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto

Mila Mulroney with her grandchild at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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Director Norman Jewison with his wife at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto

Director Norman Jewison with his wife at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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Former theatre impressario Garth Drabinksy stands with actor Christopher Plummer at the annual Georg...

Former theatre impressario Garth Drabinksy stands with actor Christopher Plummer at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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CBC TV arts journalist Deana Sumanak reporting live outside the annual George Christy Luncheon in do...

CBC TV arts journalist Deana Sumanak reporting live outside the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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