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Oct
8
2020

Soc | EPICS: Virtual Masterclass with Ted Hope, Film Producer and former Co-Head of Amazon Studios

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: EPICS   847.467.0270

Group: EPICS

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Join us for this special Virtual Masterclass with Ted Hope, whose films have garnered 12 Oscar nominations. Ted will discuss his experiences as an independent film producer (The Ice Storm, American Splendor, The Savages) and former co-head of Amazon Studios (Manchester by the Sea, Cold War, Beautiful Boy). Hope will share insightful stories and key takeaways about how to make better movies, create a sustainable career in the entertainment business, and navigate the new streaming Studio System. Co-moderated by Kyle Henry, Associate Professor, RTVF and Anthony Kaufman, Senior Programmer, Chicago International Film Festival an co-author with Ted of the new edition of Hope for Film.

Presented by EPICS in partnership with RTVF Department, MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program, and the MFA programs in Writing for the Screen and Stage and in Documentary Media.

The following article has been recommended by the speaker as advance preparation for the event: https://lithub.com/a-film-executive-wants-to-know-why-do-most-movies-suck/ Also recommended is the newest edition Hope for Film: A Producer’s Journey Across the Revolutions of Indie Film and Global Streaming, currently available on Amazon.

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