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TED HOPE ON A TRULY FREE FILM CULTURE

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in Filmmaking
on Sep 27, 2008

Over on our Web Exclusives page I’ve posted Ted Hope’s just-concluded keynote address at the Film Independent Filmmaker Forum. Please read at this link and post comments if you have them.

Here’s how he opens:

I can’t talk about the “crisis” of the indie film industry. There is no crisis. The country is in crisis. The economy is in crisis. We, the filmmakers, aren’t in crisis.

The business is changing, but for us –us who are called Indie Filmmakers — that’s good that the business is changing. Filmmaking is an incredible privilidge and we need to accept it as such – and accept the full responsibility that comes with that priviledge.

The proclamations of Indie Film’s demise are grossly exaggerated. How can there be a “Death Of Indie” when Indie — real Indie, True Indie — has yet to even live?

Read the full address here.

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