David Hoberman is the founder and partner of Mandeville Films and Television, whose films have grossed over $1 billion in domestic box office receipts. Most recently, Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman produced the Oscar®-nominated feature The Fighter. In 2009, Mandeville produced the romantic comedy The Proposal, which earned over $317 million worldwide. Upcoming is the Thanksgiving 2011 feature The Muppets, as well as Jungle Cruise, both for Disney. In the works are films based on the Top Cow comic books Crosshair and Alibi for Summit Entertainment. Mandeville’s next movie to go into production is the broad comedy 21 and Over.
Hoberman founded Mandeville Films in 1995 and has produced The Negotiator, George of the Jungle, Senseless, The Shaggy Dog, Surrogates and Beverly Hills Chihuahua under first-look deals with Disney. Mandeville has also produced Bringing Down the House, Raising Helen, Walking Tall and many more films and TV shows, including the award-winning Monk.
Prior to forming Mandeville, Hoberman served as president of the Motion Picture Group of The Walt Disney Studios, where he oversaw feature development and production for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures. He started his career in the mailroom at ABC, later working for Norman Lear’s Tandem/T.A.T. in television and film and as a talent agent at ICM before joining Disney in 1985.
Hoberman is a professor with UCLA’s Graduate School in the Producers Program. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.