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November 20 at 9:45am

It Broke My Heart But The Mission Remained Intact

You’ve given me the support I needed to go forth and try to get this done. Granted, I had enough support from the beginning to actually believe there was a chance I could not just make movies, but make good movies. That is a real gift, an advantage few have. Courage, faith — those things were there, but so was doubt and fear. Love and hate. The wolves in battle.

What if it didn’t work? And then when that was true, when it did stop working, or at least start to stop working for most, what made me think I could help build something better?

What gives us the strength to make big decisions? To change our path? To take on new burdens? [...]


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November 10 at 8:15am

Why All Film Folk MUST Read My Book

Granted, Hope For Film is a good read if you are a film fan too, or really a creatively minded person, but it is all of us in the film business (or those that want to be) that my book is geared to.  I’ve shared with you the reasons why I wrote it, and many have shared with you excerpts from it. Yes, there are many good reviews out there too to tell you that it is worth your time too, but none of that yet tells you how you will directly benefit from reading the book, does it?

Fortunately, Film Courage came to the rescue.  They have released three prior interview segments to date, and this latest one lays out four key takeaways from my book.  You’ll have to read the book of course to get the nuance and all the secrets, but if you want more details, watch the video.  However, if you want a good idea of what’s in store for the read, here are my observations on my book: [...]


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February 28 at 10:32am

VIDEO: Let’s Have Coffee Together! Live (sort of) From Slamdance!!

Thanks Slamdance for inviting me to chat with everyone!

Coffee with TED HOPE from Slamdance on Vimeo.


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July 11 at 8:15am

What Is The Great Hope For The Future Of Cinema?

Or for that matter, what do you think can really change and move things forward in both the near and distant future? If we could ask five key people what they saw on our various horizons, what would they show us? Who should we ask?  One of the great things about being pointed in a direction, is that it is almost a path. Could we have walked down that road when Francis Ford Coppola predicted YouTube in 1991:

It is not easy to just boil down to one specific all the various change that is swarming over us at this point.  I see major shifts coming in so many different aspects of cinema: discovery, consideration, value/return, participation, collaboration, transitioning, immersion, and many others. [...]


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June 29 at 8:15am

Is There A Possibility For Brand & Content Collaboration?

Can we move beyond product placement for a collaboration between those that fund the production and those that create stories?  Can it be done without compromising the integrity of the work.  Steve Wax and I wrote a blog discussion about this last year and I recently stumbled across this video of Steve and I.

 

 


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February 2 at 8:30am

Bingham Ray on “How I Broke Into The Film Industry”


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September 25 at 10:30am

Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

I gave this interview for the film “PressPausePlay” a couple of years back. It premiered at SxSW earlier this year. I would say it a bit differently today, but the sentiment and bullet points remain the same. I must admit I am a bit surprised, but how much I still say is exactly the same today.

We are still looking for an audience-friendly term for immersive transmedia cross-platform creation. I remain restless to abandon this single product impulse-buy centered entertainment economy.

It’s a short clip. I rev up as it goes on, so give it the time to reach the end. I feel it grows quite hopeful. Good work will come out of today’s problems.

I look forward to watching all the PressPausePlay clips they have put on YouTube.

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