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May 2 at 4:17pm

A2E OnRamp Schedule

I thought I should share with you what we are doing May 2-5 at the SFFS A2E OnRamp.  I wish it could be open to all.

 

DAY 1: Thurs, May 2 “CHANGE”
2:00pm–2:05pm Welcome Alicia Brown, A2E Producer, San Francisco Film Society
2:05pm–2:25pm The 50 Big Realities of Indie Film That All Filmmakers Should Know: Business, Culture & The Artist’s Practice
Part One: 16 things about THE FILM BIZ that should  significantly influence your behavior.
Ted Hope, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
2:25pm–2:40pm The Technology
Where we are, how we got here, and where this is all likely headed.
Erick Opeka, VP Digital Distribution, Cinedigm
2:40pm–3:00pm The 50 Big Realities of Indie Film That All Filmmakers Should Know: Business, Culture & The Artist’s Practice
Part Two: 19 things about our CURRENT CULTURE that should completely alter your creative & entrepreneurial practice.
Ted Hope, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
3:00pm–3:40pm Its Not Direct Distribution, It’s A Series Of Hybrid Collaborations
Case Study: The Perfect Family: the spend, the strategy, the process, the results and Q&A.
Jen Dubin & Cora Olson Present Pictures
4:05pm–4:35pm Production 3.0 and Strategies in the Age of Social Media
Case Study: The Canyons
Braxton Pope, Producer, The Canyons Colin Stanfield, General Manager, SFIFF [...]


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November 14 at 11:00am

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Screening Tuesday, 11/20

Attend a screening of Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Tuesday, 11/20, presented by Gathr Films and the San Francisco Film Society.

 



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October 9 at 11:30am

Why I Felt I Must Not Focus On Project-Specific Producing At This Time

AKA ” Why I Want To Be Part Of The San Francisco Film Society”.

Last Wednesday, Oct 3rd, I gave my first address to the membership of The San Francisco Film Society as part of our Annual Funding Campaign Drive.  We had a good turn out; I like to think it was for me and the organization, but the food and wine were both enticing too.  I did my best to explain why I left NYC and headed to San Francisco.  It required that I explain why I love cinema and what it means to me, as well as some of the issues facing filmmakers today and why we need the support of organizations like SFFS.

San Francisco Film Society E.D. Ted Hope from k9sound on Vimeo.

Thanks to Raqcoon Hayop who was there to shoot it and post it for prosperity’s sake.

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September 19 at 8:15am

Why I Chose To Lead The San Francisco Film Society

To effectively serve, preserve, embrace and enhance film and film culture, we must examine, participate, and evolve the broadest definition thereof. Film, as an art, culture, community, business, and science is consistently evolving – it may be a cliché, but it’s a fact that film culture’s only constant is change. Film’s evolution needs to be embraced and experimented with –not feared.

Large well-financed interests are heavily committed to maintaining the status quo and as much as those corporate and business entities are the filmmakers’ & film cultures’ allies, those who love film first for the art and culture must act for the artists’ interests over those of pure profit. [...]


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August 11 at 10:30am

Read The Press About My New Job

Okay, read it if you want to.  I don’t want to make any demands.  There are some more important things to do — I understand.  I just needed to get all the press together in one place.  I wanted to send it to my Mom.  So here it is.  I am sure I am missing some, so let me know if you find any more.

Don’t want to overwhelm anyone, but since there’s been so much demand….


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