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Video: Spike Jonze, Lisa Cholodenko, and me on Financing and The Rule Of The Samurai

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 27, 2011 4:25 AM
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Spike, Lisa, and I got to have a great conversation at The Cleveland Public Library early this year, and a great crowd came. An official video was shot of the proceedings and hopefully will be available shortly, but this one came from the crowd, and is a nice little nugget to wet your appetite.

25+ Things I Want To Know From New Filmmakers

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 6, 2011 3:00 AM
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When I moderate a panel, I get to ask some questions that aren't the kind I often get to ask in a regular meeting. The questions are as much, and maybe perhaps more so, for the audience. Still though, I am generally trying to get at something: the how and why of creativity at this time in the world.I learned a lot from moderating the "New Faces Of Indie Film" panel at Lincoln Center on Saturday June 11, 2011. Yes, in the future when I am involved on a panel I will insist upon diversity, and yes, I will set a limit to the number of people on the panel. But I also learned from the answers folks gave. I didn't get to ask all of them, but had I, I had the list prepared. These are those questions.

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?

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).

Your Second Chance: New Faces Of NYC Indie Film Video

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 12, 2011 1:00 AM
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We had a packed house at Lincoln Center for our "New Faces Of NYC Indie Film" panel. It was a good conversation. Sure, my game show idea did not work out, but hey, when you have eleven people up on the stage with you, it means you have eleven people not talking and that's hard to keep it lively. Luckily, all eleven people had a lot to say and are clearly a group of passionate and committed filmmakers, making sacrifices for the privilege of making their art. If you didn't get there, now through the miraculous power of the internet, you can give us two hours of your time and see what it is you missed.

Come Play At My Panel Today At 4P At Lincoln Center

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 11, 2011 1:55 AM
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I am moderating the "Some Of The New Faces Of NY Independent Film" panel today to help kick off Lincoln Center's new theaters. They are truly beautiful and will surely be a must-see destination for all Cinemaniacs throughout the universe. As I believe we will have eleven panelists on the stage with me (it having been determined that that is the magic number required to get me to shut up and let someone else talk), it is going to be a bit of a circus.

Wake Up Early & Join Me Tomorrow...and maybe I will give you a free gift (seriously)...

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 4, 2011 6:30 AM
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I know told you before, but why say something once when you can say it two or three or more times? I am here to help. I am here to share what I have learned. I am here to offer some hope. At least for the moment...

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