BFI NETWORK LIVE: In conversation with Ted Hope and Benjamin Bee

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Join us for a conversation with Producer Ted Hope and Writer/Director Benjamin Bee as they discuss independent cinema

16 October 2020

On Friday 23 October at 4:30PM (London), we’ll be bringing you the latest in our BFI NETWORK Live webinar series. This week, legendary independent producer, Ted Hope, joins filmmaker Benjamin Bee for a conversation about the future of independent cinema, taking in the challenges and opportunities of the current industry landscape.

Ted Hope is one of the most respected voices in independent film. In 1990 he cofounded with James Schamus the production and sales powerhouse, Good Machine. His 65-plus films includes many highlights and breakthroughs in independent cinema, including The Ice StormAmerican Splendor21 GramsHappinessMartha Marcy May Marlene, and Adventureland. Known within the industry for having an extraordinary ability to recognize emerging talent, Hope has more than 20 first features to his credit, including those of Alan Ball, Todd Field, Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley, and Nicole Holofcener. As the creator, editor, and regular contributor to HopeForFilm.com blog, Hope provides a must-read forum for discussion and engagement about the critical issues filmmakers and artists face.

Benjamin Bee is a multi-award-winning writer and director currently developing a number of TV and Film projects including, Getting Mortal, a ground breaking series for BBC Studios and Scattered Pictures. He’s currently in development on his first feature, Marwell, which was one of 9 international projects selected for Venice’s Biennale College Cinema 2018-19 and Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 2019 Talent Lab Connects. Feature project HUMANS (OTHER MAMMALS) AND BIRDS, was supported by the BFI NETWORK’s Early Development Fund. Benjamin was selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2019/20 and is represented by Katie Langridge at Knight Hall Agency.

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