Blogger’s 911 Call Blows Up the Toronto Film Festival


Richard Horgan, writing for MediaBistro

... the real drama at a Monday press & industry screening of the movie – per the dozens and dozens of subsequent news reports- occurred when New York-based blogger Alex Billington ( dialed 911 to report what he thought was someone trying to pirate the film with a cell phone.

Billington later admitted that dialing 911 instead of a non-emergency number was "a mistake." 

Kudos to the blogger for standing up against jerks using their phones during a movie, though. Take it outside.