David Hoberman is the Founder and Partner of Mandeville Films and Television. He is one of the leading producers in the entertainment industry today, having made his mark on more than 100 movies.
Since its founding in 1995, Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed well over $1 billion in domestic box office receipts. Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman produced the critically hailed Academy Award©-nominated feature “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams, directed by David O. Russell. Produced for $25 million, the film has grossed over $125 million worldwide and earned a host of awards, including an Academy Award© nomination for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor and Actress Awards for Bale and Leo. Mandeville also produced the musical comedy feature “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams and a new Muppet named Walter. Directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords”) and written by Segel and Nick Stoller, the movie is a boxoffice hit and opened to across the board rave reviews.
The company has a broad slate of upcoming projects, including the comedy “21 and Over,” written and directed by “The Hangover” screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin and Sarah Wright, which Relativity will distribute, and “Warm Bodies,” a zombie romance starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry and John Malkovich, directed by Jonathan Levine, for Summit Entertainment. Next up will be the feature version of the popular Disney Channel cartoon “Phineas and Ferb.” Also in the works is “Jungle Cruise,” a motion picture based on the iconic Disney ride, to star Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in their first live action pairing since the “Toy Story” movies. Roger Schulman (“Shrek”) is writing the script. Mandeville is also preparing films based on the Top Cow comic books “Crosshair,” “Alibi” and “The Darkness,” as well as “Earp: Saints for Sinners,” from Radical Studios, to be directed by Sam Raimi and released by Dreamworks.
Mandeville produced the hit romantic comedy “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. “The Proposal” was the highest grossing romantic comedy of 2009, earning over $317 million worldwide. It was the People’s Choice award winner for Best Comedy of the year. The company also produced the acclaimed and gritty network television series “Detroit 1-8-7,” starring Michael Imperioli, set in and filmed in Detroit. These and many other popular films and television shows make Mandeville Films among the most profitable and respected production labels in the entertainment industry. Mandeville has over 20 projects in various stages of development or production and is into its tenth year of its first-look deal with Disney.