Hope for Film

Sign The Petition To Demand CA Senate To Extend California's Film and TV Tax Credit Program NOW!

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 2, 2011 8:30 AM
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You can sign the petition right here.

A Public Discussion On THE FUTURE OF FILM With You, Me (Ted Hope), & Brian Newman

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 1, 2011 12:00 PM
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Brian Newman and I are headed towards the Czech Republic this holiday weekend in order to have a very public discussion on The Future Of Film with the filmmakers and audiences at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Yet, you too can join in even if you can't make your way to this wonderful festival. Neither Brian nor I are great fans of panel discussions these days; they fail to mine the great knowledge or passions of the community. So in contemplating how to get something done in the time we have allotted, Brian and I decided it would be good to get the conversation started a bit early. Below, Brian and I put together a focus on what we think are the key factors shaping the greatest and necessary change to the way films are made and consumed. What's your opinion?

Guest Post: Jacques Thelemaque "Independent Film (Dis)Integration Part 1"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 30, 2011 12:30 PM
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When I first started blogging, one of the first people I encountered was Jacques Thelamaque. His blog "A Filmmaker's Life" had a similar POV as a lot of what I was writing, albeit from a more personal approach. It is always great to encounter a kindred spirit, particularly one who doesn't seek to just advance their own work, but that of a larger community.

Guest Post: Jacques Thelemaque "Independent Film (Dis)Integration Part 2"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 30, 2011 7:30 AM
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Perhaps you read today's earlier guest post from Jacques. But did you realize that The Filmmakers' Alliance fundraising campaign closes today?! I hadn't, so I hadn't given until this morning. Jacques explains below some of the great needs that are within our reach to solve: curation, aggregation, & organization. Shall we seize the time?

Guest Post: Ava DuVernay "What Color is Indie?”

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 4, 2011 3:00 AM
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Back in January I heard of Ava DuVernay for the first time when the NYTimes ran a story on her new distro initiative. I thought "wow, there's a good idea, that can be replicated in many forms." It lifted my spirits, but then the assault of super-abundance of everything pulled my attention elsewhere. Recently, my attention got pulled back when a Twitter conversation turned it to the overtly white male dominance of the "indie scene". Fortunately, I was put in touch with Ava, and she guest posts today with some of experiences in DIWO distribution.

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