Speaker Bios

2019 Speaker Bios G-I

Paul Hertzberg


Paul Hertzberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CineTel Films, Inc. Under his auspices and direct involvement since its founding thirty eight years ago, CineTel has become one of the leading independent production and distribution companies in the entertainment industry. In addition to theatrical features, the firm has been highly successful in the production of pay television specials for HBO, Lifetime and the SyFy Channel. New Line, Warner Bros., Lions Gate, MGM and Anchor Bay have distributed much of the CineTel product, 20 of which have been released theatrically.
“We’ve now begun our thirty eighth year,” says Mr. Hertzberg, “and it’s been an exciting, tremendously rewarding experience for all of us. In November of 2003 we sold our 100 film library and since then we have produced and distributed 150 films. We have worked with some of the top talent in Hollywood including Will Smith, Sharon Stone, Ray Liotta, Robert Downey Jr, Vanessa Redgrave, Dolph Lundgren, Dennis Hopper, and Nicolas Cage.”
Mr. Hertzberg is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-Producers Division (AMPAS), and served as a two term Chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA).