Bill Marshall was born in 1939, in Glasgow, Scotland and died on January 1, 2017.
He was a Scottish-born Canadian filmmaker, film producer and theater producer.
During 1976, he co-founded the Toronto Festival of Festivals, now known as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with Dusty Cohl and Henk Van der Kolk.
The initially Festival of Festivals drew just 5,000 attendees to view 127 films in October 1976.
Today, the Toronto Film Festival is now one of the largest film festivals in the world and established Toronto as a major hub for film and cinema.
He has been called “a pioneer in the Canadian film industry” for his role in both establishing the festival, as well as expanding the Canadian film-making into a major, nationwide artistic and business sector.
Bill Marshall passed away at 77 years old.