SOURCE: Toronto Pictures Inc.

August 21, 2007 08:30 ET

Toronto Pictures Inc. (OTC Symbol: TPICF) Celebrates the Completion of the Feature Film "Punctured Hope" With a Private Screening at the Friars Club in New York

TORONTO--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - On August 16th, Toronto Pictures (PINKSHEETS: TPICF) held a private screening at the Friars Club in New York City for a few, very select people to celebrate the recent completion of its latest feature film production entitled "Punctured Hope." The screening, preceded by a cocktail reception in the Milton Berle Room, was attended also by the film's director Bruno Pischiutta, executive producer Daria Trifu, as well as Prince and Judith Uche, two of the film's lead Ghanaian actors.

"Punctured Hope" is a Hollywood standard, 35 mm feature film with a budget of US $5.8 million. The motion picture was financed by Adhara Properties Inc. and it was produced in collaboration with Toronto Pictures.

The screening, the first ever of "Punctured Hope," was a tremendous success. Inside the screening room, the emotions were high. The film was followed by a long-lasting round of applause and congratulations.

"Punctured Hope" is based on the true life-story of Belinda Siamey who plays herself in the lead role of the film. "Punctured Hope" is a dramatic exposé of the enslavement, genital mutilation and sexual abuse of young girls in West Africa.

The third issue of Daria!, coffee-table magazine, was handed out to all guests.

Daria! is published by Adhara Properties. The current issue is 132 pages filled with art, entertainment and business articles and related photos from around the world. Amongst its features, there is an exclusive interview with Bill Drayton of Ashoka Organisation as well as a special on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in reference to its programs in Africa.

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