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Hope for Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions Hardcover – August 5, 2014
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"Filled with tidbits of earned wisdom and stories from the proverbial trenches..." SF Weekly
"For anyone who is a producer, dreams of being a producer, or just wants to understand how the movie world really works, this book is a must-read Hope for Film is written in an admirably honest, conversational voice..." Cultural Weekly
"One of the things I like about Hope's assessment is the way he looks at...the larger ecology, in this case, the sustenance provided by journalistic criticism..." Culture Crash
"Hope for Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions by Ted Hope is required reading for anyone that aspires to enter the world of filmmaking." Flicksided
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As a filmmaker, I cannot help but imagine what it was like to shoot Claire Denis' first short film in NYC. Ted saw something in her even at that nascent period in her life as artist. This book was a revelation- the creative collaboration between the producer and the director. To hear Ted's dedication to understanding the directors process- like giving Ang Lee time to think and translating his method to a crew that might grow hostile--was inspiring.
Ted's questioning of filmmakers' rush to make compromises even before we begin shooting and the detriment it has on creative process and ultimately the film was truly something to contemplate. The films Ted Hope made early in his career are truly artifacts of a cultural moment that will far outlive us. They are important works of cinema to be entered in the canon of world cinema. This book made me reflect as a filmmaker- in times where the viewers demand instant gratification and access to creators- can a safe be imagined for writer/ director/ producers to not just make products but to question the status quo?
Another thing Ted's book did for me was to articulate so much of the frustration of minority/ women filmmakers. Why is it that a great director like Nikki Kassel has a decade between films? How many women/ minority directors have internalized that maybe they aren't good enough or their work not strong enough to continue in this industry?Read more ›
With each year that passes, the opportunities for independent filmmaking expand due to advances in technology, yet the possibility of monetizing any of these films -- or even getting them seen -- shrinks. Ted Hope explores all of the angles of this conundrum, first as a producer, then from inside a festival organization, and finally as part of the brave new world of digital distribution.
After you've followed his journey, and taken in all of the knowledge gained from his experiences, he sets down a list of challenges that the indie film world now faces. They're problems that the film community as a whole must solve, but you'll see issues here articulated for the first time --- and in such a way that it inspires you to start finding solutions. An incredible read, profoundly inspirational.
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A great book to learn about the American indie filmmaking from 80s to present.Published 5 months ago by Teng Zhang
Extremely insightful and honest, Ted does not have all the answers to cure all of the industry ills but he put he puts the major issues into focus and highlights the challenges... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dogred
Ted Hope has, in story form, issued a friendly challenge to movie makers to work together, in new ways, in order to make meaningful, artistic and profitable movies. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Demian
One of the legendary NY indie producers shares his triumphs & travails and along the way, poses some challenging questions about creativity and business.Published 10 months ago by harry
A coherent,insightful, and intimate knowledge of an exciting time and place.Published 12 months ago by Edwin Campbell
If you want to understand what independent film producers really do, read “Hope for Film.” It’s a producing textbook, it’s a real page-turner, and it’s a portrait of the time when... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Yan Vizinberg
Ted Hope's goal is to better the independent film industry through transparency, innovation, collaboration and community. Read morePublished 16 months ago by G. Sorvig