Ted Hope's keynote speech in Los Angeles, published by indieWIRE this weekend, counters all the talk this summer that intensified in the wake of Mark Gill's keynote (also published by indieWIRE). Hope writes:
Independence is within our reach, but we but we have to do what we have never done before: we have to choose.
It's a lot like the Presidential election. And it's also a lot like the way psychotherapy works: we have to ask ourselves if the pain we are experiencing presently is enough to motivate us to overcome the fear inherent in change itself.
What do you think?
BTW, this is one of my favorite iPOP photos. Brian Brooks captured a really great moment: Ted Hope (center) is saluted at the Hamptons fest by producers (left to right) Scott Macaulay, Joana Vicente, Christine Vachon, Jason Kliot, and James Schamus from Focus Features.
[photo by brian brooks/indieWIRE]