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Who Are Today's Curators? And Where The Hell Are The Rest Of Them?!!

  • By Ted Hope
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  • October 5, 2011 12:29 PM
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In this Age Of SuperAbundance one of the things we need more than anything is trusted filters. How do we prioritize what to watch? How to discover new work? How do we escape our echo chambers to be reminded of how expansive our taste really is?

Niall McKay on "Ten Do's and Don't About Programming A Niche Film Festival"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 28, 2011 12:30 PM
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We have to build the audiences for the things we love. We vote for the culture we want with our dollars. It's not enough to help bring beautiful & better films into this world; we have to find the ways to make them social, so that the communities can discover them. I hold incredible respect for the curators. I think such activity is part of the producers' job description. I have run a screening series now for two years; it may not be easy, but it is rewarding.

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.

This Should Be Day 1 Of Film Schools Everywhere

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 29, 2011 12:30 PM
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After insipid subject matter, complete avoidance of emotional truth, ignorance of film history and the effects of representation, I think the redundant and derivative film language of most films is what truly gets my goat.

itzon – a new film platform. It’s film, but different.

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 23, 2011 12:30 PM
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I got a press release last week announcing a new platform for indie film that I thought you all would like to know about, and it's FREE. The press release is below. Let me know what you think about this new platform for indie film.

Film Lovers Jackpot

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 20, 2011 8:53 AM
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More classic cinema is available for free legally online than ever before. You can watch more film from any decade, than you could if you were living in the decade that they were made in. I just stumbled across another treasure trove, and now I now I need to start that age-enhancement process asap as I don't have the time available in my lifetime to watch all the great stuff that is out there, accessible by a simple keystroke.
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"all great directors must sacrifice some aspect of filmmaking to achieve something brilliant"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 12, 2011 6:36 AM
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Today's guest post is from LA's CineFamily's very own Hadrian Belove. Hadrian & CineFamily made my list of Brave Thinkers 2010 for their brilliant programming. If you live in LA and you are not a member of CineFamily, I don't believe you love cinema. Or maybe you have yet to prove it. Well here's your chance.
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