Edward Noeltner, svp, international distribution and head of sales at Miramax Films, has opened Cinema Management Group LLC (CMG), a new international motion picture licensing, distribution, marketing and sales firm, which will be taking the indie 3D feature HOODWINKED: THE TRUE STORY OF RED RIDING HOOD to the Cannes Film Market. From writer/director Cory Edwards and his writer/co-directors Todd Edwards and Tony Leech, the animated comedy is in post-production with an August 2004 completion date. Maurice Kanbar, Sue Bea Montgomery, Preston Stutzman and David Lovegren produced this Kanbar Ent. production in association with Blue Yonder Films. HOODWINKED features the voice talents of Tara Strong (ICE AGE), Patrick Warburton (THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE), Andy Dick (DR. DOOLITTLE 2), Sally Struthers (THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MOTHER GOOSE) and David Ogden Stiers (LILO AND STITCH).
HOODWINKED will screen at the Cannes Film Festival at the Rivera 8 on May 14, 2004 at 10:00 am and May 16 at 12:00 pm. CMG has already received firm distribution offers for the film from more than ten territories including Spain (Manga Films), Portugal (LNK Audiovisuais), Benelux (Les Films de L'Elysee), Israel (Shani Films), and the Middle East (Italia Films).
Noeltner stated, "Leveraging my 20 years of experience in the international feature film and television businesses, I decided now is the time to personally select and distribute a carefully chosen handful of quality feature films each year. The business climate is right for high-end films produced within a reasonable budget -- films that the independent distributors can afford to acquire and distribute effectively in their local territories."
In addition to Noeltner, CMG's executives include 20-year veteran of international sales and distribution, Judy Hart Perrault, CMG's acting svp of international sales & distribution; and Jill Sattinger, svp, legal and business affairs. For more information on Cinema Management Group LLC, visit www.CinemaManagementGroup.com.