Ted Hope Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
Ted Hope joined the San Francisco Film Society as Executive Director in September 2012, leaving New York City where he produced independent films for more than 25 years. A survey of Hope’s films includes many highlights and breakthroughs of the last two decades, including recently Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and Greg Mottola’s Adventureland. In 1990 he cofounded with James Schamus the production and sales powerhouse Good Machine, which was sold to Universal in 2002. Known within the industry for having an extraordinary ability to recognize emerging talent, Hope has more than 20 first features to his credit, including those of Alan Ball, Todd Field, Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley, Nicole Holofcener and Ang Lee, among others. In addition to his efforts in independent film production, Hope is one of the most influential and followed voices in independent film on social media, with multiple blogs and more than 20,000 Twitter followers.
American Splendor 10th Anniversary Screening
Tuesday, February 5th, 9pm, Roxie Theatre