Hopeless Pictures

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (71)

Hopeless Pictures is a comedic television series that premiered on IFC in 2005. The show follows the misadventures of a struggling independent film company called Hopeless Pictures. Each episode is composed of a series of interconnected skits, all of which take place inside the chaotic world of Hopeless Pictures.

The show stars Michael McKean as the lead character, a neurotic film producer named Andy Sargentee. Sargentee is constantly in over his head, trying to juggle the many pressures of running a film company while simultaneously dealing with his eccentric and difficult employees. Other notable members of the cast include Bob Balaban, Lisa Kudrow, and Jennifer Coolidge.

One of the major themes of Hopeless Pictures is the struggle of independent filmmakers to make a name for themselves in Hollywood. Many of the characters are struggling actors or directors who are constantly battling to get their movies made. The show is filled with insider jokes and references to the film industry, making it a must-see for any movie buff.

One of the standout elements of Hopeless Pictures is its use of multiple storylines. Each episode is composed of several different plotlines that intersect and overlap throughout the course of the show. This approach gives the series a fast-paced, chaotic energy, with the action constantly shifting from one storyline to the next.

The show also has a strong sense of humor, with most of the humor coming from the various characters and their idiosyncrasies. Each character is uniquely quirky and often hilarious in their own way. The show's humor is often irreverent and self-aware, poking fun at the film industry and its many eccentricities.

Overall, Hopeless Pictures is a hilarious and unique television series that offers a window into the world of independent filmmaking. With its fast-paced energy, multiple storylines, and quirky characters, it's a must-see for anyone who loves movies or is interested in the film industry.

Hopeless Pictures is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on August 19, 2008.

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Episode 9
9. Episode 9
October 14, 2005
Season Finale. Studio Head is distraught over divorce issues and loses an important game of golf and his contract at Hopeless Pictures. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 7, 2005
Hopeless producer pitches an idea for a new football fantasy flick and Studio Head, Mel Wax, is panic-stricken when a big time star drops out of his new project. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban. Rob Reiner guest stars.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
September 30, 2005
Studio Head buys the rights to his own biography as production begins on his new film. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban. Nora Ephron and Martin Mull guest star.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
September 23, 2005
Studio Head deals with trust issues as he finds out his shrink has exposed his secrets in a tell-all book. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban. Paul Reubens, Buck Henry and Nora Ephron guest star.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
September 16, 2005
Mel Wax contemplates suicide from the Hollywood sign, while ghosts haunt an indie director. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban. Nora Ephron guest stars.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 8, 2005
Studio Head Mel Wax searches for his tent pole film while his wife begins divorce proceedings. Starring Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban. Paul Reubens and Nora Ephron guest star.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 1, 2005
Tracy (Jennifer Coolidge) finds she gets a better sense of a script if she has sex with the writer. Meanwhile, Mel Wax seduces an actress auditioning for the saleswoman's assistant in Death of a Saleswoman, and the hostile takeover bidders close in for the kill.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 26, 2005
Mel Wax faces a hostile buyout of Hopeless Pictures, a confrontation with his wife after she discovers more evidence of his infidelities and a disaster in Zagreb, where the incorrigible Swedish director drives his car into a mountain and ends up in a coma.
1. Pilot
August 19, 2008
Mel struggles with issues of self-esteem when he breaks a tooth and can't get an appointment with an exclusive Hollywood dentist. Meanwhile, his wife discovers unfamiliar pink panties in his car. Production in Zagreb is soaring over budget, and reports sa
Where to Watch Hopeless Pictures
Hopeless Pictures is available for streaming on the IFC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hopeless Pictures on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    August 19, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (71)