Paul Hertzberg

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Paul Hertzberg is an American film producer and actor. His genres included thrillers, action, drama, and sci-fi. He is currently the president and chief executive officer of CineTel Films, Inc.[1] Much like his company's vice president, Lisa M. Hansen, Hertzberg also frequently made cameos in the films he has been involved with.

Career[edit]

Hertzberg founded Chicago Teleproductions in 1980[2] and recruited Hansen a year later. He later moved to Los Angeles in 1983 with her to do sales for the company, which was renamed CineTel Films.[3][4] Later, during the early 1980s, Hertzberg, along with 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 switched its business focus from television programming to feature film production.[4]

Under Hertzberg's auspices and direct involvement since its founding, CineTel has become one of the leading independent production and distribution companies in the entertainment industry. He said, "From the company's inception, we placed a major emphasis on the creation of quality product at reasonable cost. This has remained central to our company's philosophy and has been directly responsible for our success."[1]

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-Producers Division, the Screen Actors Guild, and serves as a consultant to the American Film Marketing Association Publications and Research Committee. He served two terms as Chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Producer
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Say Yes associate producer
1986 The Tomb executive producer
1986 Armed Response producer a.k.a. Jade Jungle
1987 Cyclone producer
1987 Cold Steel executive producer
1988 Fear producer a.k.a. Honor Betrayed
1988 Bulletproof producer
1988 976-EVIL executive producer
1989 Hit List producer
1989 Relentless executive producer
1989 Tripwire executive producer
1990 Far Out Man executive producer a.k.a. Soul Man II
1991 Fast Getaway producer direct-to-video
1991 Past Midnight executive producer
1991 Where the Day Takes You producer
1991 976-Evil II producer a.k.a. 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor (UK: DVD box title) (US: video box title) & a.k.a. 976 EVIL II: The Return (UK: video title)
1992 Dead On: Relentless II executive producer a.k.a. Dead On & a.k.a. Relentless II: Dead On (US: video title); direct-to-video
1992 We're Talking Serious Money producer
1993 Relentless 3 producer a.k.a. Relentless III (US: TV title); direct-to-video
1994 Teresa's Tattoo executive producer
1994 Fast Getaway II executive producer direct-to-video
1994 Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes executive producer direct-to-video
1995 Dream a Little Dream 2 producer direct-to-video
1995 Excessive Force II: Force on Force executive producer
1996 Vampirella producer direct-to-video
1996 Demolition High executive producer direct-to-video
1996 Poison Ivy II producer a.k.a. Poison Ivy 2 & a.k.a. Poison Ivy II: Lily
1996 Carried Away producer a.k.a. Acts of Love
1997 Below Utopia producer a.k.a. Body Count (video title)
1998 Butter producer a.k.a. Never 2 Big (US: video box title)
1998 The Pandora Project executive producer
1999 The Settlement executive producer
1999 Supreme Sanction executive producer TV film
1999 Judgment Day producer direct-to-video
1999 Stealth Fighter executive producer
2000 Chain of Command producer TV film
2000 Green Sails executive producer TV film
2000 Militia producer
2000 A Rumor of Angels producer a.k.a. A Rumour of Angels (UK)
2001 They Crawl producer
2001 Guardian producer
2001 Time Lapse producer direct-to-video
2002 Project Viper producer TV film
2002 Storm Watch producer
2002 Malevolent producer
2002 Scorcher producer
2002 Global Effect producer
2002–2003 Hotel Erotica executive producer 25 episodes
2003 Detonator producer a.k.a. Detonator - Spiel gegen die Zeit (Germany)
2003 Lost Treasure producer
2003 Momentum producer TV film; a.k.a. Momentum - Wenn Gedanken töten können (Germany: DVD title) & a.k.a. Projekt Momentum (Germany)
2003 Devil Winds executive producer TV film
2004 Gargoyle executive producer direct-to-video; a.k.a. Gargoyles' Revenge (International: English title) & a.k.a. Gargoyle: Wings of Darkness (US: TV title)
2005 Cerberus executive producer TV film
2005 Crash Landing producer
2005 Komodo vs. Cobra producer TV film; a.k.a. KVC: Komodo vs. Cobra (US: DVD box title) & a.k.a. Komodo vs. King Cobra (US: long title)
2006 Caved In executive producer TV film; a.k.a. Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (US: long title)
2006 A.I. Assault producer direct-to-video; a.k.a. Shockwave (US: DVD title)
2007 Bone Eater producer TV film
2008 Sea Beast executive producer TV film; a.k.a. Troglodyte (original title)
2009 Ratko: The Dictator's Son executive producer a.k.a. National Lampoon's Ratko: The Dictator's Son (US: complete title)
2009 Wyvern executive producer TV film
2009 Hydra producer TV film
2009 Polar Storm executive producer
2009 Ice Twisters executive producer
2010 Icarus executive producer a.k.a. The Killing Machine (US: working title)
2010 I Spit on Your Grave producer
2010 Mongolian Death Worm executive producer TV film
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse executive producer TV film
2010 Mandrake executive producer TV film
2010 Ice Quake executive producer
2011 Iron Invader executive producer TV film; a.k.a. Iron Golem (US title) and Metal Shifters (Canada: TV title)
2011 Collision Earth executive producer TV film
2011 Doomsday Prophecy executive producer TV film
2011 Seeds of Destruction executive producer TV film; a.k.a. The Terror Beneath (original title)
2011 Earth's Final Hours executive producer TV film
2011 Snowmageddon executive producer TV film
2011 End of the Innocents executive producer short film
2012 Mega Cyclone executive producer TV film
2012 The Philadelphia Experiment executive producer TV film
2012 The 12 Disasters of Christmas executive producer TV film; a.k.a. The 12 Disasters (US: TV title)
2013 I Spit on Your Grave 2 producer
2013 Grave Halloween executive producer
2014 Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse executive producer TV film
2014 Christmas Icetastrophe executive producer TV film
2015 Earthfall executive producer direct-to-video
2015 LA Apocalypse executive producer direct-to-video
2015 Lavalantula executive producer TV film
2015 I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine executive producer
2015 Stormageddon executive producer
2016 Drone Wars executive producer
2016 2 Lava 2 Lantula! executive producer TV film
2016 Earthtastrophe executive producer TV film
2016 Shadows of the Dead executive producer TV film
Actor
Year(s) Title Role Notes
1986 Say Yes Businessman
1989 Relentless Police Photographer
1990 Far Out Man Drunk with wine a.k.a. Soul Man II
1992 976-Evil II Anchorman a.k.a. 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor (UK: DVD box title) (US: video box title) & a.k.a. 976 EVIL II: The Return (UK: video title)
1992 Dead On: Relentless II Detective at House a.k.a. Dead On & a.k.a. Relentless II: Dead On (US: video title)
1992 We're Talking Serious Money Stiff
1992 Munchie Drunk Party Guest
1993 Little Miss Millions Delbert Botts a.k.a. Home for Christmas (US: video title) & ... a.k.a. Little Miss Zillions
Other
Year(s) Title Role Notes
1986 Armed Response writer (story) a.k.a. Jade Jungle
1995 Black Scorpion casting advisor
1997 Poison Ivy: The New Seduction special thanks

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corporate Profile. CineTel Films.
  2. ^ Lloyd Kaufman; Collins, Ashley Wren. Produce Your Own Damn Movie!. Focal Press, 2009. ISBN 0-240-81045-7, ISBN 978-0-240-81045-4
  3. ^ "Devil Winds" – About the Producers at the Wayback Machine (archived March 9, 2008). Ku-Al Productions Inc. 2004.
  4. ^ a b c "Dramatic" (archive). The Hollywood Reporter. Wednesday, February 21, 2001
  5. ^ "PAUL HERTZBERG ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF INDEPENDENT FILM & TELEVISION ALLIANCE®". ifta.org. September 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paul Hertzberg To Continue As IFTA Chairman; Board Nominations Unveiled". deadline.com. September 17, 2013. 

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