Ted Hope

Ted Hope

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occupation = Producer
yearsactive = 1987—present
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awards = Best Picture - Golden Horse Film Festival
1993 The Wedding Banquet
Gotham Awards
1996 Producer Award
High Hopes Award - Munich Film Festival
2002 "Human Nature"

Ted Hope, born in 1962, is an independent film producer based in New York City.

Hope has produced the first films of such notable filmmakers as Ang Lee, Hal Hartley, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Field, Michel Gondry, Moises Kaufman, Bob Pulcini, and Shari Berman, among others. In the early 1990s, Hope founded the production/sales company Good Machine, which he and his partners sold to Universal in 2002.imdb name|0394046] That same year he co-founded This is that corporation with fellow producer Anne Carey.

Hope has had twenty-two Sundance entries, including three Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners: "What Happened Was" (1994), "The Brothers McMullen" (1995), and "American Splendor" (2003). "American Splendor" also won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, the Critics prize at the 2003 Deauville Film Festival, and it was nominated for five Spirit Awards and one Academy Award. Hope has also produced two Sundance Opening Night selections: Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money" (2006) and Moises Kaufman's "The Laramie Project" (2002), which was nominated for five Emmys.

The "Hollywood Reporter" recently cited Hope and his partners at This is that among the twenty-five most powerful people in the Independent Film business. [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003534504 Rule makers: THR's Indie Power 50 ] ]

The Good Machine years

In the early 1990s, Hope founded Good Machine, an independent film production company based in New York.

At Good Machine, Hope and James Schamus produced Ang Lee's early films including "Pushing Hands", "The Wedding Banquet" and "Eat Drink Man Woman" (both Academy Award nominees), "The Ice Storm", and" Ride with the Devil".

Hope produced Todd Solondz's Cannes Critics' Prize-winning "Happiness", which Hope and his partners at Good Machine released themselves when its distributor dropped the film. Hope also executive produced "In the Bedroom", which earned five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

This is that

With fellow producer Anne Carey, who had been working at Good Machine for nearly a decade, Hope co-founded New York production company This is that corporation in 2002. This is that specializes in unique content and innovative storytelling. This is that has produced fifteen films in the five years since its inception.

This is that's first release, "21 Grams", received two Academy Award nominations and five BAFTA nominations. The company's second release, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", won an Oscar for best screenplay.

Recent and upcoming productions

Hope had four films released in 2007. "The Hawk is Dying", starring Paul Giamatti, hit the screens in February (with Strand Releasing). "Fay Grim", Hope's ninth collaboration with Hal Hartley, was released by Magnolia Pictures in the spring. "The Ex" was released through The Weinstein Company, and directed by Jesse Peretz and stars Zack Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman. Lastly, "The Savages", directed by Tamara Jenkins and starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, premiered at Sundance 2007 to strong reviews and was released by Fox Searchlight on November 28.

Alan Ball's feature film directorial debut, "Towelhead", which Hope produced, premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. This is Hope's 18th production of a first time feature film director.


*"The Savages" (2007)
*"Towelhead" (2007)
*"The Ex" (2006)
*"Fay Grim" (2006)
*"The Hawk Is Dying" (2006)
*"Friends with Money" (2006)
*"Thumbsucker" (2005)
*"The Devil and Daniel Johnston" (2005)
*"A Dirty Shame" (2004)
*"The Door in the Floor" (2004)
*"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)
*"21 Grams" (2003)
*"American Splendor" (2003)
*"The Laramie Project" (2002)
*"Lovely & Amazing" (2001)
*"Human Nature" (2001)
*"Storytelling" (2001)
*"In the Bedroom" (2001)
*"The Tao of Steve" (2000)
*"Ride with the Devil" (1999)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196699/ "The Lifestyle" on IMDB] (1999)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166695/ "Luminous Motion" on IMDB] (1998)
*"Happiness" (1998)
*"No Looking Back" (1998)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0193966/ "Fuzzy Logic" on IMDB] (1998)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120529/ "Wonderland" on IMDB] (1997)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125381/ "Love God" on IMDB] (1997)
*"The Myth of Fingerprints" (1997)
*"Office Killer" (1997)
*"The Ice Storm" (1997)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118640/ "Arresting Gena" on IMDB] (1997)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223754/ "Monsters" on IMDB] (1997)
*"She's the One" (1996)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109940/ "Greetings from Africa" on IMDB] (1996)
*"Walking and Talking" (1996)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224383/ "What About Me?" on IMDB] (1996)
*"Flirt" (1995)
*"Safe" (1995)
*"The Brothers McMullen" (1995)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111025/ "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith" on IMDB] (1994)
*"Amateur" (1994)
*"Eat Drink Man Woman" (1994)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109172/ "Auf Wiedersehen Amerika" on IMDB] (1994)
*"What Happened Was..." (1994)
*"The Wedding Banquet" (1993)
*"Simple Men" (1992)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104470/ "I Was on Mars" on IMDB] (1992)
*"Pushing Hands" (1992)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103076/ "Theory of Achievement" on IMDB] (1991)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101321/ "Ambition" on IMDB] (1991)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222722/ "Angry" on IMDB] (1991)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222976/ "Chicken Delight" on IMDB] (1991)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102193/ "Keep It for Yourself" on IMDB] (1991)
*Surviving Desire (1991)
*"Trust" (1990)
*"The Unbelievable Truth" (1989)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096267/ "Tiger Warsaw" on IMDB] (1988)


External links

*imdb company|0017713 This is that
* [http://www.indiewire.com/people/int_Good_Machine_020924.html Article] from indieWIRE
* [http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/blog/2007/03/recommended-reading.php#comments Post on Filmmaker Magazine: Blog]
* [http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/blog/2007/05/can-indie-directors-ever-really-rock.php#comments Post on Filmmaker Magazine: Blog]
* [http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/blog/2007/11/offending-plastic-ness.php#comments Post on Filmmaker Magazine: Blog]

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