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Ted Hope presents and signs Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions

An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry's most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration. Ted Hope, whose films have garnered 12 Oscar nominations, draws from his own personal experiences working on the early films of Ang Lee, Eddie Burns, Hal Hartley, Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz and other indie mavericks, relating those decisions that brought him success as well as the occasional failure.
Whether navigating negotiations with Harvey Weinstein over final cuts or clashing with high-powered CAA agents over their clients, Hope offers behind-the-scenes stories from the wild and often heated world of low-budget cinema--where art and commerce collide. As mediator between these two opposing interests, Hope offers his unique perspective on how to make movies while keeping your integrity intact and how to create a sustainable business enterprise out of that art while staying true to yourself. Against a backdrop of seismic changes in the indie-film industry, from corporate co-option to the rise of social media, "Hope for Film" provides not only an entertaining and intimate ride through the ups and downs of the business of art-house movies over the last 25 years, but also hope for its future. (Soft Skull Press)

ISBN: 9781619023321
Price: $25.00

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FICTION HARDCOVER

NON-FICTION HARDCOVER

1.  High As the Horses' Bridle (Scott Cheshire)

2. On Such a Full Sea (Chang Rae-Lee)

3. Lila (Marilynne Robinson)

4. Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)

5. Perfidia (James Ellroy)

6. Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)

7. Death in Spring (Merce Rodoreda)

8. Adultery (Paulo Coelho) 

9. Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (Hilary Mantel)

10. Zone Of Interest (Martin Amis)

1. Winners Dream (Bill McDermott)

2. Woman Who Would Be King (Kara Cooney)

3. The Confidence Code (Katty Kay & Claire Shipman)

4. I'm the Man (Scott Ian)

5. Agents of the Apocalypse (David Jeremiah)

6. Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol)

7. Not That Kind Of Girl (Lena Dunham)

8. Tinseltown (William J. Mann)

9. As You Wish (Cary Elwes) 

10. Even This I Get to Experience (Norman Lear) 

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2. Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Anthony Marra)

3. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)

4. Tale For the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

5. Under the Wide & Starry Sky (Nancy Horan)

6. People Of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)

7. Arts & Entertainments (Christopher Beha)

8. Into the Beautiful North (Luis Alberto Urrea)

9. Hummingbird's Daughter (Luis Alberto Urrea)

10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Semple)

1. Eat Q (Susan Albers)

2. Perfecta (Patty Seyburn)

3. Elements of Fucking Style (Chris Baker)

4. Scandals of Classic Hollywood (Anne Peterson)

5. Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)

6. Best American Short Stories 2014 (Jennifer Egan)

7. Women Who Run With the Wolves (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

8. Where I Was From (Joan Didion)

9. Laurel Canyon (Michael Walker)

10. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photos (Henry Carroll)

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