Cinema Management Group

Cinema Management Group CMG, headed by Edward Noeltner, is one of the leading international sales companies of animated features. Since its inception. CMG licensed animated features have grossed over US $400million at the box-office since 2005.

CMG is a full service international sales company specializing in renowned commercial films, headed by veteran sales and distribution executive, Edward Noeltner. CMG was launched in 2003 with the exclusive int’l sales on HOODWINKED – THE TRUE STORY OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, the hit animated feature which went on to gross over US$ 110 million in its world-wide theatrical release. Since 2003, CMG has added over 100 titles to its line-up which includes quality feature films of all genres, 3-D animated features and series as well as award winning feature length documentaries and series. Our recent acquisitions include LOVING VINCENT, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE 3D, PING PONG RABBIT 3D, MISSION KATHMANDU and SEAL TEAM 3D. Our past films include REACHING FOR THE MOON, STILL MINE, Academy Award nominated GASLAND, CHRIS ROCK’S GOOD HAIR, and ADVENTURES IN ZAMBEZIA 3D.

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We are thrilled to have AINBO Spirit of the Amazon be featured in Animation Magazine!!!  Big Thanks to the #AnimationMag...
09/24/2020
AINBO Spirit of the Amazon

We are thrilled to have AINBO Spirit of the Amazon be featured in Animation Magazine!!! Big Thanks to the #AnimationMagazine Team!!!

Check out AINBO's Teaser below and join us online to help her save the Amazon Rainforest!!! www.ainbomovie.com

#ainbospiritoftheamazon
#ainbomovie
#ainbo
#independentfilm
#animation
#epicperu
#tunchefilms
#katuni
#cinemamanagementgroup

Journey into the rainforest with the first teaser trailer of Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon shared exclusively with Animation Magazine: https://bit.ly/34chu3x

#AnimationMagazine #Exclusive

TODAY!  Tune-in at 6pm EST with Director and Star, John Leguizamo, discussing his inspirational feature film and based o...
09/17/2020
John Leguizamo with Mark Ruffalo

TODAY! Tune-in at 6pm EST with Director and Star, John Leguizamo, discussing his inspirational feature film and based on a true story, CRITICAL THINKING, with Mark Ruffalo!

#criticalthinking
#independentfilm
#JohnLeguizamo
#MarkRuffalo

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CRITICAL THINKING - Now on Apple Trailers!!!
08/27/2020
Critical Thinking - Movie Trailers - iTunes

CRITICAL THINKING - Now on Apple Trailers!!!

Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

John Leguizamo makes his directorial feature film debut with a story that hits close to his heart.In a PEOPLE exclusive ...
08/05/2020
John Leguizamo Stars in Directorial Debut Critical Thinking: Watch Powerful Trailer for Chess Drama

John Leguizamo makes his directorial feature film debut with a story that hits close to his heart.

In a PEOPLE exclusive look at the first trailer for CRITICAL THINKING, Leguizamo stars as Mario Martinez, a Miami high school teacher determined to lead his underserved Black and Latinx students to the National Chess Championship — despite challenges standing in their way.

US Release date via Vertical Entertainment: September 4th, 2020
Worldwide Sales via Cinema Management Group

Based on a true story, Critical Thinking follows John Leguizamo as a Miami high school teacher leading his underserved students to the National Chess Championship

Happy Friday, Friends!!!We've been busy preparing for the upcoming Marché du Film - Cannes Virtual Market and are thrill...
06/12/2020
John Leguizamo directorial debut lands at CMG for international sales (exclusive)

Happy Friday, Friends!!!

We've been busy preparing for the upcoming Marché du Film - Cannes Virtual Market and are thrilled to announce one of our latest acquisitions, CRITICAL THINKING. Directed by and Starring John Leguizamo and Based on a True Story, this heartfelt journey of how a group of underprivileged youth facing poverty, broken families and a prejudiced system, rise above their circumstances and win U.S. National Chess Champions in 1998. Chess is the great equalizer, it is a game where it’s not about where you come from, but how you play.

Big Thanks to Screen International for this amazing exclusive!

#independentfilm
#criticalthinking
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#cannesvirtualmarket
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#cmg #salesagent

Vertical Entertainment holds US rights and plans September release.

Cinema Management Group is delighted to have Co-Producers, Toonz Media Group, join the amazing CANTERVILLE GHOST Team wi...
05/08/2020

Cinema Management Group is delighted to have Co-Producers, Toonz Media Group, join the amazing CANTERVILLE GHOST Team with Space Age Films and Sprout Pictures!!!

#independentfilms
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#thecantervilleghost
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Oh yes!! The stereotype-breaking, affably charming Ghost of Canterville is coming to life again with the first-ever animated theatrical feature of the Oscar Wilde classic. @Toonz Media Group will be co-producing the feature with Space Age Filmss and Sprout Pictureses. The movie will be distributed globally by Cinema Management Groupement Group (CMG), California. Directed by Kim Burdon, the film is set to release in 2021.

https://toonz.co/toonz-news.html?id=128

https://www.screendaily.com/news/toonz-media-group-boards-the-canterville-ghost-as-co-producer-exclusive/5149685.article

#thecantervilleghost #fiction #cartoon #animation #Englishclassics

Cartoon Movie 2020: Five talking points from the European animation event!  Thank you, Screen Internationall!!!#independ...
03/06/2020
Cartoon Movie 2020: Five talking points from the European animation event

Cartoon Movie 2020: Five talking points from the European animation event! Thank you, Screen Internationall!!!

#independentfilm #animation #cinemamanagementgroup #indiefilm #indiefilmmaking #cmg #salesagent

Hot topics included the coronavirus scare, Creative Europe and Cannes comparisons.

A BIG Thank You to CARTOON Movie for their support with our In Development Presentation for one of our newest animated f...
03/06/2020

A BIG Thank You to CARTOON Movie for their support with our In Development Presentation for one of our newest animated features PANDA BEAR IN AFRICA!!!

Pictured below: (left to right)
*Edward Noeltner, President of Cinema Management Group - International Sales
*Richard Claus, Director, Producer, Writer at Cool Beans/Katuni and Comet Films
*Rob Sprackling, Writer
*Karsten Kiilerich, Director, Producer, Writer at A.Film

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Whoohoo!!!  Away / Projām by Director, Animator, Composer - Gints Zilbalodis - has been selected as one of the Six Indie...
12/13/2019
Here Are Six Indie Animated Features That Deserve An Oscar Nomination This Year

Whoohoo!!! Away / Projām by Director, Animator, Composer - Gints Zilbalodis - has been selected as one of the Six Indie Animated Features that deserve an Oscar Nomination by cartoonbrew.com!!! Thank you, Cartoon Brew Team... we wholeheartedly agree!!! 🙂🎞🏆

It isn't all about Disney and Pixar in this awards race. These smaller-scale films from abroad also warrant attention from the Academy.

Away
09/26/2019

Away

Away received a Special Mention from the Jury in the "Best Feature" Film category of the 15th World Festival of Animated Film, Varna!

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08/22/2019

Cinema Management Group's cover photo

CONGRATULATIONS to Director, Gints Zilbalodis, for winning BEST FEATURE FILM for AWAY at the Anima Mundi Film Festival i...
08/05/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Director, Gints Zilbalodis, for winning BEST FEATURE FILM for AWAY at the Anima Mundi Film Festival in Brazil last week! We are so thrilled and looking forward to the upcoming 50+ Festivals this film has already been invited to!!! Whoohoo!!! Go AWAY Go!!! 🐤🏍🐢 #gintszilbalodis #animamundi #bestfeaturefilm #award #festival #filmfestival #salesagent #cinemamanagementgroup #away #animation #director #producer #dialoguefree #brazil #independentfilms #indiefilms #latvia #filmmaker #animator

Thank you so much for the great write-up on AWAY!!!Animated lives: five of the best features from Annecy Festival 2019! ...
07/02/2019

Thank you so much for the great write-up on AWAY!!!

Animated lives: five of the best features from Annecy Festival 2019! - Sight & Sound | The International Film Magazine

From ponderous pooches to battalions of bears, the latest crop of feature films from Annecy Film Festival combine astonishing visual worlds with engaging stories, further proving the limitless creative potential of animation. Reviews by Alex Dudok de Wit. https://buff.ly/2YqXYMn

Cinema Management Group's cover photo
07/01/2019

Cinema Management Group's cover photo

Go Away!!! Go Gints!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎬🎬🎬🎉🎉🎉
06/16/2019

Go Away!!! Go Gints!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎬🎬🎬🎉🎉🎉

Prix Contrechamp (Longs Métrages) / Contrechamp Award (Feature Films):
« Away » - Gints ZILBALODIS – Lettonie / Latvia– BILIBABA

CONGRATULATIONS to Gints Zilbalodis on winning the Contrechamp Award for his first animated feature film, Away, this yea...
06/16/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Gints Zilbalodis on winning the Contrechamp Award for his first animated feature film, Away, this year at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival!!! We are so thrilled for you, Gints, and so excited to see where AWAY takes you!!! And Congratulations to all the winners!!! #annecyfestival #annecyfilmfestival #contrechamp #award #annecyaward #contrechampaward #salesagent #cmg #cinemamanagementgroup #gintszilbalodis

06/14/2019
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SALMA’S BIG WISH Director - Carlos Gutierrez and Producer - Estéfani Gaona Gochicoa, interview with TV Mondo today in Annecy!!! (the last ten minutes) 🙌🏼🎬🎉Día de Muertos #salmasbigwish #metacube #diademuertos #symbiosis #tvmondo

Emission spéciale festival du film d'animation d'Annecy - vendredi 14 juin 2019

“A beauitdully crafted minimalist adventure.” - Jordan Wintzer. 🎬 Big Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the amazing R...
06/12/2019

“A beauitdully crafted minimalist adventure.” - Jordan Wintzer. 🎬 Big Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the amazing Review of AWAY today!!! Official Selection - Contrechamp - at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. #annecyfestival #annecyfilmfestival #contrechamp #soldout #away #gintszilbalodis #firstfeaturefilm #cmg #cinemamanagementgroup #salesaagent #annecy #animation #feature #film #director #producer #animator #composer #editor #latvia #instannecy @ Annecy

Thank you Dessignare Media!!! Go Salma Go!!! #worldpremiere #annecyfestival #salmasbigwish
06/10/2019
Dessignare Media

Thank you Dessignare Media!!! Go Salma Go!!! #worldpremiere #annecyfestival #salmasbigwish

Esta película del estudio de animación de Guadalajara "METACUBE", tendrá su premiere internacional durante el Festival de Cine de Animación de ANNECY 2019 y su director Carlos Eduardo Gutiérrez Medrano, nos comparte 13 datos curiosos sobre la cinta:

For our French-speaking followers: Edward Noeltner, President of Cinema Management Group, sits down with RadioFestival D...
05/25/2019
Le métier de vendeur international avec Edward Noeltner et Bonnie Voland - 19 mai 2019 | Ausha

For our French-speaking followers: Edward Noeltner, President of Cinema Management Group, sits down with RadioFestival Digitalodéon to discuss the role of a successful International Sales Agent. Click the link below to listen now:
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Comment et où travaille un vendeur international ? Retrouvez l'interview de deux vendeurs Edward Noeltner, CEO de Cinema Management Group et Bonnie Voland, directrice marketing de AGC Studios par Pierre Charpilloz

Cinema Management Group President, Edward Noeltner, discusses big-screen strategy at the ‘Adult Audience Animation’ Fest...
05/24/2019
Adult Audience Animation: Cannes Panel Talks Big-Screen Strategy

Cinema Management Group President, Edward Noeltner, discusses big-screen strategy at the ‘Adult Audience Animation’ Festival de Cannes Panel in this interview with Variety:

CANNES–A panel of leading animation industry executives gathered during the Cannes Film Market on Sunday to shed light on their strategies for the theatrical release of adult-oriented animate…

Are we really alone? 👽 A frightening encounter with other-worldly beings lead a town to the truth behind a young girl’s ...
05/23/2019

Are we really alone? 👽 A frightening encounter with other-worldly beings lead a town to the truth behind a young girl’s disappearance. Cinema Management Group is proud to introduce, DARK ENCOUNTER, a thrilling mystery recently screened at this year’s Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. DARK ENCOUNTER stars Breaking Bad alum Laura Frasier, Directed by Strathie Film.
Click the link below to learn more and check out the official trailer.
https://www.cinemamanagementgroup.com/film/dark-encounter/

Director Tim Disney brings to life the first Neanderthal man to live in the 21st Century in this coming-of-age story Wil...
05/22/2019

Director Tim Disney brings to life the first Neanderthal man to live in the 21st Century in this coming-of-age story William the Film.
Cinema Management Group is proud to share this heartfelt tale of a boy—a product of both science and history who must learn to grow and coexist in a world thousands of years away from what is familiar to him. Recently screened at Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes! Click the link below to learn more & view the official trailer!

http://www.cinemamanagementgroup.com/film/william/

Don't. Go. There. Stan thought the worst things in his life were an angry grandfather, a lost girlfriend and being bulli...
05/22/2019

Don't. Go. There. Stan thought the worst things in his life were an angry grandfather, a lost girlfriend and being bullied at school. Then he found something vicious hiding in his tool shed...
Cinema Management Group brings you THE SHED, Directed by SAW franchise producer, Peter Block. Recently screened at Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes! Find out more on our website including an exclusive look at THE SHED trailer! https://www.cinemamanagementgroup.com/film/the-shed/

How far would you go for family? 💃🏻💫 A courageous young woman sets out on a journey to find the truth about her missing ...
05/21/2019

How far would you go for family? 💃🏻💫 A courageous young woman sets out on a journey to find the truth about her missing parents and the mystery of her own powers. Cinema Management Group presents, SALMA'S BIG WISH, also known as DIA DE MUERTOS, a stunning animated adventure for the whole family! Recently screened at Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes! Click here to learn more on our website and get an exclusive look at the official trailer NOW:
https://www.cinemamanagementgroup.com/film/dia-de-muertos/

Screendaily profiled the need-to-know projects at the Festival de Cannes Market screening Marché du Film - Festival de C...
05/14/2019
Cannes Market: North American buzz titles

Screendaily profiled the need-to-know projects at the Festival de Cannes Market screening Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes including Cinema Management Group’s latest animation acquisition, “Away”! Find out more at the link below:

Screen profiles a selection of this year's need-to-know projects.

Big Thanks to The Institution Post and their amazing work on all of our Trailers and Promos!!! 😄
02/07/2019

Big Thanks to The Institution Post and their amazing work on all of our Trailers and Promos!!! 😄

The Oscar-nominated feature animated film Loving Vincent didn't sell itself. The secret weapon? Edward Noeltner and his sales team at Cinema Management Group - who used Insti Post to cut, master and deliver the promos!

If you need trailer editing or other creative editing work, please reach out for a quote!

Check out our trailer work here:

https://vimeopro.com/user14024062/institution-post-trailers

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