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Video: Christine Vachon Does A Good Ted Hope Impression

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 2, 2011 2:59 AM
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Christine Vachon recently had a talk with Anthony Kaufman at the NewFest Visionary Award presentation and had many interesting things to say about her career, producing, and indie film -- all that plus a lovely impression of yours truly.

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: Kit Carson "Jan Harlan -- Stanley Kubrick's Producer"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 19, 2011 3:00 AM
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L.M. Kit Carson, the legend, the man, returns to discuss his recent encounter with greatness, Jan Harlan, Mr. Kubrick's producer.Read L.M. Kit Carson's last guest post for us on David Holzman's Diary Here.

WME's Graham Taylor's Prescription For The Evolution Of Indie Film

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 19, 2011 1:16 AM
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Thank you Graham for an inspiring keynote speech at the LAIFF yesterday. Very tweet-worthy. And a welcome reminder of what matters and how to keep going. With flair and style no less. Wish I could've been there. You definitely made a list for folks to put up on their wall by their desk (reproduced below for easy clipping).

Guest Post: Hank Blumenthal "Towards An Aesthetics Of Producing Indie Movies"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 31, 2011 3:00 AM
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What is a Producer's "Vision"? How does she keep it all together and manage to lead all the various pursuits to a common goal? Do different approaches assure different results? Does different content require a different process?

One Way To Deal With The Intersection Of SuperAbundance & Economic Collapse

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 7, 2011 3:00 AM
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I must confess I have developed a Standard Operating Response (SOR) to deal with the fact of my ever growing (& groaning) To Read / To Watch List and my ever dwindling pay check.

Guest Post: Orly Ravid "Going to Market with Your Film, Cannes 2011"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 6, 2011 10:39 AM
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Ah, it's that time of year again. I just booked my travel at Cannes; of course I did it last minute. My love for the market is as great as my dislike, alas. The place is filled equally with hope as despair. The promise of wealth and discovery looms with every glass of Rose and Pernod -- and I am not sure which causes my headaches more. That said, I am packing my bag, glad that once again I have a film playing in the official selection. I wish the first time I went I was armed with all the recommendations that regular contributor Orly Ravid has thought to offer us today.

I Have A Few More Things To Say About SUPER

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 31, 2011 8:00 AM
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Yesterday around this time I participated in a podcast with Rex Sikes. It's about a one hour interview almost entirely about SUPER. You can hear all the secret details about every and any aspect? How did it we put it together? How did we keep it together? How did it fit together? It was a fun talk. And it available for free right here: http://bit.ly/dybBsU.
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