Press release

Screen Australia is again pleased to offer an outstanding opportunity for a producer at an early stage in their career with a bespoke producer internship. Following earlier internships with Film4, Belladonna and Killer Films, we are pleased to announce applications are now open for the Ted Hope Producer Internship.

Ted Hope is one of the most respected and dynamic independent producers in the US. The successful applicant will receive $40,000 from Screen Australia to support their six-month placement working with Ted at his New York-based production company Double Hope Films, commencing in August 2012.

Emerging in the early 1990s with his phenomenal company Good Machine, Ted has remained at the forefront of new technologies, consistently delivering vital and exciting work. He has produced and executive produced over 40 films, including 21 Grams, In the Bedroom, Happiness and American Splendor. More recently he produced Martha Marcy May Marlene, Collaborator and Dark Horse. With a keen eye for strong talent, Ted has 21 ‘first features’ under his belt, including those of Alan Ball, Todd Field, Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley and Ang Lee.

The ideal candidate will have an interest not only in development and production, but also in social media, marketing and distribution. In addition to his busy slate of films, Ted Hope is currently developing new distribution models for independent filmmakers and is considered a leading innovator in this field. The successful applicant stands to gain invaluable skills and experience in numerous areas of the independent film sector in the US.

Screen Australia is inviting applications from talented producers who have either one feature film credit, or who have produced at least two outstanding short films. The guidelines and application form are available at