Hope for Film

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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Analogue technology demanded something called completion -- and that is so yesterday. We make and distribute things, including stories, based on realities we have long since abandoned. What would happen if we designed our tales around today's truths and tomorrow's hopes?

Enzo Tedeschi on "Distributing Films via the Ipad" (aka Tool Review: MoPix)

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 26, 2011 12:30 PM
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I don't know about you, but I am pretty astounded by all the opportunities before us for Direct Distribution. If you recall, I have listed 32 different Platforms and Tools that filmmakers can now utilize. One such tool is the MoPix.

How Would You Use All 27 New Platforms Available For Direct (aka DIY/DIWO) Distribution?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 30, 2011 8:30 AM
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We are awash in wonderful opportunities. Distribution has long been said to be one of the top concerns of Truly Free / Indie filmmakers. Ditto on the marketing side. We've been neglectful to address the equally important social side, but that's changing. Financing is always a challenge, but even there we have new help and hope. The great news is that never before have we had so many opportunities in all these areas.

Hal Siegal on "Watching Games and Playing Films"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 18, 2011 12:30 PM
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We are at in incredible time in our indie film culture. The distinct poles at which is perceived have never been more distant. Great things are getting done. Experiments are happening. And people are sharing. Whew!

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: Orly Ravid "Moving Indie Distribution Forward"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 5, 2011 2:57 AM
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There are few fighters for Indie Film as ferocious as Orly Ravid. In addition to co-founding the only non-profit film distributor, The Film Collaborative, she speaks up and out about the state of things. Today she looks at a recent panel on "15 Years Of Film Distribution" and addresses a lot of what went unsaid.

What Is The Future Of The Film?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 13, 2011 3:00 AM
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The "No Endorsement" Mark - A Simple Solution For A Complex Problem

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 11, 2011 3:00 AM
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"if there’s one thing the file-sharing wars have taught us, it’s that there’s more profit in figuring out how to let honest people do the right thing than there is in chasing down cheapskates who don’t want to pay up – especially when the anti-cheapskate measures make life miserable for the honest cits," so says Cory Doctorow, and he's come up with an interesting way to encourage fan merch of On Demand Objects (ODO), while making life simpler & better from those that inspire the action (generally the copyright holder).

The Next Step Towards Your Personalized Pleasure Planet

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 6, 2011 10:48 AM
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Suggestion engines tell you what might appeal to you: i.e. you loved "REPULSION" and "CACHE", so you will also like "MARTHA MARCEY MAY MARLENE". But if you are at all like me, you've already found enough movies to get you well past your life expectancy rate. It's now more you crave, but less!

The Next Wave Of Media Companies

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 2, 2011 3:00 AM
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I don't like to say I am a "content creator", because I think it reduces the quality of what I do. I prefer to say I am a "storyteller", even though I think that sounds a bit smarmy too, and really just covers one aspect of -- along with the ultimate result thereof -- my endeavors. "Film producer" is certainly a term that no longer is truly applicable to my ambitions, but still probably works best to capture what I do. One day I may finally stumble across the correct term for how I use my labor, but for now I just generate within an industry in total transformation.

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