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TED HOPE

(Executive Producer)


Ted Hope founded and runs the New York City based film production company Good Machine with his partner James Schamus. Together, they have produced the "most commercially successful film in the world in 1993" (Variety, 1/10/94) -- "The Wedding Banquet," a feature by Ang Lee which won the Golden Bear Award at the 1993 Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and six Independent Spirit Awards. Together, they have also produced Ang Lee's feature film debut "Pushing Hands," Dani Levy's "I Was on Mars," and Jill Godmillow's "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith" featuring Ron Vawter and executive produced by Jonathan Demme. In 1992, Good Machine theatrically distributed Christopher Munch's "The Hours and Times" and currently represents "Clean, Shaven" by Lodge Kerrigan and Kelly Reichardt's "River of Grass," both featured at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. In 1995, Edward Burns' "The Brothers McMullen," executive produced by Ted and James, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

In 1994, the IFP-West awarded Ted Hope and James Schamus the Brian Greenbaum Award for outstanding achievement in producing.

In 1993, Ted produced Hal Hartley's feature film "Amateur," starring Isabelle Huppert. "Amateur" premiered in the Director's Fortnight at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Ted's long history with Hartley grew out of his assistant directing and line producing "The Unbelievable Truth" and "Trust." He has since produced all of Hal's films: "Ambition" and "Theory of Achievement" (for "Alive from Off Center"), the American Playhouse co-production "Surviving Desire," and "Simple Men" (Cannes '92), released in September, 1992, by Fine Line Features. He is currently in production for "Flirt," Hal Hartley's latest feature, shooting in New York City, Berlin and Tokyo.

Through Good Machine, Ted has served as executive producer on Tom Noonan's feature film "What Happened Was...," which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, and Todd Haynes' "Safe." Ted Hope also associate produced Ang Lee's "Eat Drink Man Woman," which made its world premiere as the opening night film in the Director's Fortnight at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and also nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards.

Ted is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Independent Feature Project/East.


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