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Are We Finally Ready For The Never-Finished Film?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • November 1, 2011 12:30 PM
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Can Brands & Indie Films Collaborate Without Sacrificing Integrity Or Goals?

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  • October 26, 2011 8:30 AM
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Several weeks back, I joined Steve Wax of Campfire at the MIXX conference for a discussion about the potential of collaboration between Indies & Brands on feature films. Often conflicting agendas mess every thing up, but does it have to?

Gary Baddeley On "What One Learns About Film Financing From Film Financing Conferences"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • October 4, 2011 12:30 PM
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Sometimes it seems like there's more talk about movies getting made than there is actual activity. The question of how we all learn and remain aware of the actual practice of day will always loom large. Since knowledge and access (i.e. connections) will always be key commodities in the pursuit of getting it done, conferences that provide the two are always a lure.

Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 25, 2011 1:00 AM
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Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

Shawn Bercuson on "What Filmmakers Can Learn from Tech Startups"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 23, 2011 12:30 PM
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I've long felt that one of the most important bridges the Indie Film Community needed to build, was the one into the tech community. I've felt the ideas & know how of the tech sector held the solution to our neglected pillars of cinema: discovery, participation, appreciation, & presentation. I still do, but I realize now that I was narrowcasting my reasons.Truly Free Film and Film Cutlure in general got a great boost last week when Prescreen launched. Audiences and filmmakers both found new ways to connect with great films. What I hadn't anticipated though, was how the process of this new venture's launch offered additional insight for filmmakers. Prescreen's CEO, Shawn Bercuson, offers up his lessons.

Must Read On MovieScope: Michael Gubbins' "Face The Music"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 21, 2011 12:30 PM
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I have had the pleasure of participating in two think tanks sessions with Michael Gubbins of the UK. He's a fun and thoughtful advocate for the change that needs to occur in our industry, if we want to survive. As he points out today in his article in MovieScope "Face The Music", ten years after the release of the iPod, has the film biz really learned anything from it's sister, the music industry?

Video: The Art Of Immersion - How The Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 9, 2011 3:00 AM
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A little while ago I got to participate in a great discussion at Google, centered around Frank Rose's must-read book The Art Of Immersion. Joining Frank and I were Chris Di Cesare, Director of Creative Programming at Google Creative Lab, i Paul Woolmington, Founding Partner of Naked Communications, and Susan Bonds of 42 Entertainment. If you want to know where it is all headed, I suggest you read Frank's book and listen to our talk, posted below.

Guest Post: David Geertz "Are Indie Filmmakers Slave Drivers?"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 28, 2011 2:59 AM
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How do we truly think about film? Do we ignore the truth even when it is right before our eyes? Are we sometimes willing to compromise our ethics in order to achieve our creative goal? Would we be willing to defer that goal in order to maintain the ethical standards that we otherwise embrace?I named David Geertz as one of Hope For Film's Brave Thinkers (2009 Edition) for a new start up he had then. That venture may now be gone, but David is still very much a Brave Thinker, as his guest post below, and his commitment to more, attests.

Guest Post: Rachel Gordon "Streaming Educational Media"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 18, 2011 3:00 AM
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Rachel Gordon first posted on this blog about tapping into the educational market, and what we need to do to be in a position to benefit from the opportunity before us. Today, Rachel continues with an update on how that market, like everything else, has evolved during this Age Of Digital Disruption.

Video: Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 15, 2011 8:00 AM
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If Indie Film had a person of the year, it would be Kickstarter this year. It's given more movies the needed boost than anyone else this year (as today's earlier post can attest. Thanks to Dan McGuire for the tip on this!

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