By Ted Hope | Hope for Film August 28, 2011 at 1:00AM
What? You claim you can't make it to my "mogul" talk at TIFF. So, what are you doing this October? Among other things, I am going to the 27th Warsaw Film Festival. The very same international film fest where my wife's production THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE! last year won the 1-2 Competition. This year though I am headed for a very special event.
Ages ago, the Olympia WA Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Festival, and the Waterville Maine Film Festival all did tributes to me. I love all those festivals but they are small regional American Festivals. So when an A-List International Film Festival told me that they wanted to do a celebration of my work, but even better, they wanted to celebrate my work alongside that of my friend and fellow collaborator Christine Vachon I did a little leap of joy.
I don't know if you saw it, but this friday, Variety reported, that the Warsaw International Film Festival was going to be putting on a really good show this year. After all the really important stuff, there was this paragraph:
Other WFF highlights include the Killer/Hope Celebration, an event dedicated to the careers of two leading independent Gotham producers: Killer Films' Christine Vachon and Ted Hope (Good Machine, This is that, Double Hope). WFF's program will include a selection of their works, and both Hope and Vachon will be in town for a producers master class.
We actually don't have the master class booked yet, so if you know anyone in Warsaw that wants to sponsor us, give us a shout won't you?