Hope vs. Reality: In Conversation with Ted Hope

Spotlight Join trailblazing independent film producer and former Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, Ted Hope, as he provides invaluable insights into the world of global streaming platforms.

Ted Hope knows what’s up! Over a 35-year career, he has been a producer on over 70 films, studio executive on over 60, CEO of a start-up streamer and co-head of three production companies. With expert knowledge in independent film and what really goes on behind the scenes in the world of streamers, Ted will reveal their ‘customer acquisitions’ strategies, the truth behind interface design, the sustainability of audience retention of these models, and how this can be used to your advantage when tailoring your pitch and projects to the platforms.

Moderated by esteemed Australian Producer, Sue Maslin AO, this not-to-be-missed session will explore what the future holds for documentaries in the digital landscape and how content makers can maximise new opportunities to their advantage. 

In times of uncertainty, you’ve got to have Hope!

Image Credit: Left to Right: Jeffery Robinson with Senator Hank Sanders and Faya Ora Rose Toure in Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. Photo by Jesse Wakeman. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics, 2021.



  • Date & Time

    9:00 – 10:15, Monday 7 March 2022

  • Venue

    Forum Melbourne

  • Speaker

    Ted Hope

  • Moderator

    Sue Maslin

  • Session Producer

    Sue Maslin