$30M + deals at Sundance.
Ted Hope has a great post on his blog here - http://trulyfreefilm.hopeforfilm.com...ms-blooms.html
If you are a filmmaker and you don't read Ted's Hope's blog you should - he's the real deal - about as "off hollywood" as you can get
Among Hope’s many notable productions are 21 GRAMS, which earned two Academy Award nominations and five BAFTA nominations, IN THE BEDROOM, which earned five Academy Award nominations, and the Cannes Critics’ Prize-winning HAPPINESS, which Hope and his partners released themselves when its distributor’s corporate parent demanded they censor the film.
Hope has produced, with James Schamus, Ang Lee’s early films including RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, THE ICE STORM, PUSHING HANDS, the Academy Award nominated THE WEDDING BANQUET and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN. Ted previously co-founded and ran the feature production and sales company Good Machine, which he and his partners sold to Universal in 2002. Good Machine was honored by a retrospective at the Museum Of Modern Art in 2001.