Indie film producer, author, writer and former co-head of movies at Amazon Studios Ted Hope
Ted Hope has been a producer on over 70 films, CEO of a start-up streamer, co-head of 3 production companies, executive director of a film society and festival, and the former co-head of movies at Amazon Studios, leading the company to 19 Oscar nominations and 5 wins. As a producer, his films have received 25 Oscar nominations, with 6 wins. He is the author of the memoir Hope For Film and writes a Substack newsletter of the same name. Ted helped launch the feature film careers of Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener, Hal Hartley, and many others. His most recent films include CASSANDRO, the first narrative from Oscar-winning documentary director Roger Ross Williams, as well as the documentaries FREEDOM ON FIRE, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky; Marina Zenovich’s JERRY BROWN: THE DISRUPTER; and Vanessa Hope's INVISIBLE NATION.
When it comes to producing films, Ted's the real deal...with a stellar career spanning over 35 years. We're thrilled to have him in The Back Room sharing his inimitable wit and wisdom on streamers, the studios and the ever-changing movie ecosystem; the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and the key issues behind them; the impact of AI on content creators; his exciting upcoming film projects; and his love of cheese! He also shares his memories of the early days of indie film, and in particular, working with my late wife Adrienne Shelly and auteur Hal Hartley on THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH and TRUST.
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