Edward Noeltner is a seasoned and well-respected executive in the field of international motion picture licensing, distribution and sales. He has licensed worldwide many major Academy Award winning feature films such as “Chicago”, “The Hours”, “Frida”, “Shine”, “Kolya”; award winning foreign language arthouse titles such as “Faithless”, “Under The Sun”, “Tango”, “Four Days in September” and prestigious film libraries such as Svensk Filmindustri’s impressive Ingmar Bergman collection of over 40 titles, SNC’s library of 350 European classics, The Douris Corp’s Buster Keaton collection and The Rohauer Collection. Recent acquisitions and strategic partnerships include the Oscar Nominated documentary feature “Gasland”, representing Cirque du Soleil’s “All Together Now” and the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Award Winning documentary features from Moriah Films.
His international and domestic clients include some of the best-known companies in distribution from around the globe (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group, Millennium Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films, TF1, Constantin, Pathé, EOne Ent., Central Partnership, Lucky Red, BAC Films, Videocine etc..) as well as television broadcasters (Arte, Showtime, HBO Latin America, Sogecable, Canal Plus, BSkyB, SuperChannel). As President and founder of Beverly Hills based Int’l Sales Company Cinema Management Group, Mr. Noeltner has over 25 years of experience distributing feature films internationally, negotiating all forms of international distribution and acquisitions agreements and has Executive Produced the 3D animated feature “Adventures in Zambezia” starring Abigail Breslin, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Samuel L. Jackson, “Carjacked” starring Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff , the Cult hit 13 x half hour animated TV series “Happy Tree Friends” and most recently TIFF’s 2015 Official Selection NZ hit “Born to Dance” and 3D animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” starring Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.
Prior to founding CMG in 2003, Mr. Noeltner held the following positions: President, Senator International (Berlin), Head of Television at Pandora Cinema (Paris), Sr. Vice President Int’l Distribution at AB Svensk Filmindustri (Stockholm/Paris), Sr. Vice President and Head of Sales at Miramax International (New York). Mr. Noeltner has a MA degree from USC Cinema and is perfectly trilingual in English, French and German.