Socialite PARIS HILTON has forced organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival to cancel two screenings of her new documentary – in a bid to raise the profile of the film.
The hotel heiress is the focus of Paris, Not France – billed as a behind-the-scenes look at her life – which is due to premiere at the Canadian event on Tuesday (08Sep08).
But two advance screenings have now been scrapped, because the star would prefer to only host one showing as it will create “more hype”.
Her representative Jason Moore tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, “We wanted to create more buzz – create some hype. We felt the impact would be more extreme if we had one screening. She is a partner with the documentary and will be attending Tuesday’s screening in support of it.”
Festival programmer Thom Powers insists that organizers are not happy about the cancellations – but they have to obey Hilton’s instructions.
He says, “I wish we could do more, but it’s better than not showing it at all.”