DAVID HOBERMAN, p.g.a. (Producer) is the founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television. He is one of the leading producers in the entertainment industry today, having made his mark on more than 100 movies. His Disney-based company is among the most profitable and respected production labels in the entertainment industry.
Since its founding in 1995, Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed more than $1 billion in domestic box office receipts. Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman produced the critically-hailed Academy Award®-nominated feature “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams and directed by David O. Russell. Produced for $25 million, the film grossed more than $125 million worldwide and earned a host of awards, including an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress Awards for Bale and Leo.
Upcoming movies include: “Stronger,” the inspirational story of Boston marathon survivor Jeff Bauman directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown; “Wonder,” based on R.J. Palacio’s best-selling young adult novel, to be directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay and Mandy Patinkin, to be released by Lionsgate.
Under the Mandeville banner, Hoberman also produced “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter, the newest Muppet. Directed by James Bobin and written by Segel and Nick Stoller, “The Muppets” was one of the best-reviewed films of 2011 and earned the Academy Award® for Best Song. Mandeville also produced the next Muppet installment, “Muppets Most Wanted.” Mandeville also produced “Warm Bodies,” the genre-bending “zombie romance” based on Isaac Marion’s novel, starring Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and Teresa Palmer, written and directed by Jonathan Levine, for Summit/Lionsgate. Mandeville also executive produced “Insurgent” and “Allegiant,” parts of the “Divergent” movie series.
Disney has been Mandeville’s home for over 20 years, and Hoberman has worked at Disney in some capacity since 1985.
Under the Disney banner, Mandeville produced a string of hits, including the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. “The Proposal” became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of 2009, earning over $317 million worldwide. It was the People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Comedy Movie.
Hoberman founded Mandeville Films in 1995 and signed a five-year first-look pact with the Walt Disney Studios. In 1999, Hoberman signed a first-look deal for Mandeville at the Walt Disney Studios with Lieberman. Two years later, Lieberman became a co-partner in the company.
The company created the award-winning “Monk,” a one-hour series for USA Network. Executive-produced by Mandeville, “Monk” aired for eight seasons.
Prior to forming Mandeville Films, Hoberman served as president of the Motion Picture Group of the Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for overseeing development and production for all feature films for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures. During Hoberman’s tenure, Disney was often the top studio in domestic box office grosses. In 1990, “Pretty Woman,” supervised by Hoberman, was the top-grossing film of the year and its soundtrack was the top-selling soundtrack of the year. Hoberman was also behind major blockbusters at the studio, including “Father of the Bride,” “What About Bob,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Ed Wood,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Ruthless People,” “Beaches,” “Three Men and a Baby” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” While an executive at Disney, Hoberman championed the first-ever full-length stop-motion animation feature, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Hoberman started his career working in the mailroom at ABC and quickly ascended in the entertainment business, working for Norman Lear’s Tandem/T.A.T. in television and film. He worked as a talent agent at ICM before joining Disney in 1985.
Hoberman is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Suffolk University in Boston and on the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.