"Top Posts for 2012".
Apparently my "Will the Internet Free Motion Pictures From the Old Ways of Telling Stories?" guest post was the 4th most read article on Ted Hope's indispensable HopeForFilm blog in 2012.
In addition to being an inspirational figure for those of us who were a part of the indie filmmaking scene in the 1980s and early 1990s, Ted Hope remains endlessly creative in finding ways to support filmmakers who are exploring new visions, new stories, and new approaches in the 21st century.
For those of you who don't know, in 2012 Ted Hope took over as Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society. Before that, Ted produced many (70+?) influential indie films including three Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners: American Splendor (2003), The Brothers McMullen (1995) and What Happened Was... (1994).
At the start of 2013, it seems like a good time to express publicly just how much I appreciate Ted Hope's support and his advocacy on behalf of the New World of filmmaking.