Hope gets glory at Hamptons fest

Cannes Brief

Ted Hope will be honored at this year’s Hamptons Intl. Film Festival in October.

Hope is particularly active this year in Cannes, having announced projects with Todd Solondz and Alan Ball.

The Solondz-directed pic, not yet titled, is being produced and pre-sold in Cannes by Fortissimo Films. Pic will be produced by Hope, Mike Ryan and Derrick Tseng. Fortissimo co-chairman Michael J. Werner and Wouter Barendrecht are exec-producing.

Solondz’s credits include “Happiness” and “Welcome to the Dollhouse.”

Hope is also producing Alan Ball’s next film, which he’ll write and direct, about a young woman, Jasira, who’s the daughter of a Lebanese-American father and an American mother, who comes of age during the first Gulf War.

Hope produces on behalf of his shingle This Is That, with Steven Rales’ Collage Cinematographie and in association with Scott Rudin Prods. This Is That’s Anne Carey and Anthony Bregman exec produce with Rudin. Celluloid Dreams is selling the pic in Cannes.

The producers were able to find full financing through equity sources and a start date has been locked for Aug. 2.

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