Cinema Management Group

Cinema Management Group is an American company located in Beverly Hills, California that acquires, licenses, and distributes feature films, animation and documentaries.

Cinema Management Group
United States
ProductsMotion pictures
WebsiteOfficial website


The company was founded in 2003 by Edward Noeltner. In 2004 the company acquired the right for the CGI animated film Hoodwinked!: The True Story of Red Riding Hood. CMG expanded its genre distribution with the indie film Reeker and the sequel No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker.

CMG represents Moriah Films.[1]


Edward Noeltner is the founder of Cinema Management Group. He has served as the President of Senator Films International in Berlin, Head of Television at Pandora Cinema in Paris, Senior Vice President of International Distribution at AB Svensk Filmindustri[2] in Stockholm/Paris, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution at Miramax International.[3] in New York. Edward Noeltner has overseen the international sales and distribution of Academy Award winning films[4] such as Chicago, The Hours, Frida, Shine, Kolya, Faithless, Under The Sun, Tango, and Four Days in September.


In 2008, film producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather) brokered the sale of CMG shares to The Cleveland Family Trust, managed by Brian and Jason Cleveland to establish the CMG Acquisitions Fund.[5]

Films distributed

Animated films

Feature films

Documentary films

Moriah films

  • Echoes that Remain
  • Ever Again
  • Genocide
  • I Have Never Forgotten You
  • In Search of Peace[39]
  • It Is No Dream
  • Liberation
  • The Long Way Home[40]
  • The Prime Ministers
  • Unlikely Heroes
  • Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny


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  39. Holden, Stephen. "In Search of Peace Part One 1948 1967 (2001) FILM REVIEW; Recalling Israel's History: A Tricky Balancing Act". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2001.
  40. Maslin, Janet. "A Road From Auschwitz to Israel". New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
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