CineTel Films

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CineTel Films
Industry Film production, film distributor
Predecessor Chicago Teleproductions
Founder Paul Hertzberg
Headquarters West Hollywood, California, United States

CineTel Films Inc. is an independent film production company and distributor based in West Hollywood, California.


Chicago Teleproductions was a forerunner to CineTel Films.[1] Paul Hertzberg founded CineTel Films.[2][3]

In the early 1980s, Hertzberg, along with Lisa M. Hansen, went to Cannes for the first time and attended what would later become MIPCOM.[4] During the festival, the two CineTel executives found themselves with unsalable entertainment shows, with the exception of Hansen's film acquisition The Courier of Death, which sold out quickly. Observing this success, CineTel Films switched its business focus from television programming to feature film production.[4]

The company also distributes to international markets films produced by CineTel Pictures, a separate company, while New Line Cinema distributes those films to domestic markets.[5]



  1. ^ "Devil Winds" - About the Producers Archived 9 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Ku-Al Productions Inc. 2004.
  2. ^ Horror Guest LISA HANSEN. FanExpo Canada. Access date: 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ Lloyd Kaufman; Collins, Ashley Wren. Produce Your Own Damn Movie!. Focal Press, 2009. ISBN 0-240-81045-7, ISBN 978-0-240-81045-4
  4. ^ a b "Dramatic" (archive). The Hollywood Reporter. Wednesday, 21 February 2001
  5. ^ "Regional People". Los Angeles Times. August 14, 1990. 

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