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David Hoberman

David Hoberman is one of today's leading producers in the entertainment industry, responsible for making well over 100 movies. In 2002, after three years at Hyde Park Entertainment, David reformed Mandeville Films and Television. Currently, Mandeville is producing Raising Helen, starring Kate Hudson, directed by Garry Marshall, and Providence, starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin. Calista Flockhart and Toni Collette, directed by Jeff Nathanson.

In 1999, David formed Hyde Park Entertainment, a co-financing company. Hyde Park co-financed and produced Anti-Trust, starring Ryan Phillippe, Rachel Leigh Cook and Tim Robbins; What's the Worst That Could Happen? starring Danny de Vito and Martin Lawrence; and the critically acclaimed Bandits, starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thomton and Cate Blanchett, directed by Barry Levinson.

Prior to Hyde Park, David was the founder and President of Mandeville Films, where he developed and produced The Negotiator, starring Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson, with Warner Bros.; and signed an exclusive 5-year pact with The Walt Disney Studios. During this time, David produced George of the Jungle, Disney's most successful film that year, grossing well over $100,000,000 domestically. Other titles under his banner include, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Senseless, The Other Sister, Mr. Wrong, and The Sixth Man.

Mandeville just completed 13 episodes of Monk, a one-hour series for USA Networks. Monk, written by Andy Breckman (Rat Race, Sgt. Bilko, IQ), starring Tony Shalhoub (Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series) will start shooting the second season in March. Mandeville also produced the James DeMonaco & Kevin Fox one-hour drama, Ryan Canfield: Year One for FOX; as well as Toothless (starring Kirstie Alley) for ABC Sunday Night Movies and Brink for the Disney Channel.

Prior to forming Mandeville Films, Hoberman served as President of the Motion Picture Group of Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for overseeing development and production for all feature films for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures. During Hoberman's tenure, Disney was the #1 studio, Pretty Woman was the #1 picture and the studio released the #1 soundtrack of the year. Hoberman was also behind the releasing of major blockbusters including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Father of the Bride; What About Bob; Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Crimson Tide, The Jungle Book Ed Wood; Dangerous Minds, Ruthless People, Beaches, The Rocketeer, 'Pte Doctor, Sister Act, Alive, What's Love Got to Do With It, Cool Runnings, Three Musketeers, Tin Men; Stakeout, When a Man Loves a Woman, Cocktail, and Three Men and a Baby." He broke through the Disney live action ceiling with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Disney's first live action movie to gross over $100 million dollars, and championed the first ever stop-motion animated fulllength feature, Tim Burton's 'Pte Nightmare Before Christmas.

Today Hoberman is also a Professor with UCLA's Graduate School in the Producers Program teaching his vast and varied knowledge in television and film to hundreds of students. He's been a member of the Board of the Starbright Foundation for well over ten years, is on the Collections and Acquisitions Committee at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, and sat on the Board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic for six years.

Hoberman began his career in the mailroom at ABC and quickly ascended in the entertainment business, working for Norman Lear's Tmdem/P.A.T in television and film. He worked as a talent agent at ICM before joining Disney as a film executive in 1985.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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