Fandor, the online community that allows audiences to watch a broad array of independent and international cinema, is getting a new CEO, and that man is film veteran Ted Hope.
Ted Hope has a long history in the film business. Formerly, he served as the San Francisco Film Society Executive Director, has worked as a producer for independent film, as has also been a member on Fandor’s Board of Advisors since March 2011. He seems to be the perfect person to help broaden Fandor, as his goals include delivering innovative content to film fans around the world.
His past accomplishments with the San Francisco Film Society include raising sponsorship funding, expanding the San Francisco International Film Festival’s output to include the new program Artist to Entrepreneur, and launched their Fall Awards Event.
He has support from Fandor Board of Directors member and former Facebook Executive Chris Kelly, who in welcoming Ted Hope stated, “Ted has repeatedly proven his entrepreneurial talents over the years in making incredible films and articulating a powerful future vision for the independent film business,” adding, “We’re thrilled to have him lead Fandor’s quest to remake the film ecosystem.”
It seems as though Fandor will only expand and reach wider audiences. As of recently, there has been over three dozen new partners and filmmakers being added to the website’s services. The film library currently contains over 5000 titles of varying genre, appealing to a wide range of viewers.
Ted Hope will only bring even more success to the website, allowing Fandor to continue to be the leading company in digital content distribution.