Magazine article Screen International

Ted Hope Named SFFS Executive Director

Magazine article Screen International

Ted Hope Named SFFS Executive Director

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The veteran producer is the first full-time appointment to the prestigious role at the San Francisco Film Society since the death of Bingham Ray in January.

Hope will begin in his new role on Sept 1 and will leave his base in New York, where he produced films through Good Machine, This Is That and Double Hope Films.

"Ted Hope is the perfect choice to build on the San Francisco Film Society's already strong reputation for supporting filmmakers and its established excellence in exhibition and education," SFFS board president Pat McBaine said."His absolute grasp of the current state of film culture, his innovative approach to each of his projects, his dedication to bringing artists' visions to the screen and his bold plans for the Film Society are exciting to us all. We are truly fortunate to have one of the industry's most creative thinkers take the helm going forward.""The film world - be it in content, creation, business or audience - has changed significantly over the last twenty years and we all must change with it," Hope said. …

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