The Cinema Guild Inc.
130 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
PHONE: (212) 685-6242
FAX: (212) 685-4717
The Cinema Guild is one of America's leading distributors of films and videos. For thirty years, The Cinema Guild has distributed both documentary and fiction films (narrative features and shorts), offering producers full service distribution in all markets, including educational, non-theatrical, theatrical, television, cable, satellite, and home video. We distribute scores of award-winning films and videos, representing the work of many of the leading producers in the world, including such prestigious organizations as The American Film Institute, The British Broadcasting Corporation, The National Film Board of Canada, and The United Nations.

The company was established by Philip and Mary-Ann Hobel, award-winning producers known for their work in documentaries and features, including the highly-acclaimed film Tender Mercies, nominated for five Academy Awards, (including "Best Picture of the Year"), and winner of Oscars for "Best Actor" by Robert Duvall and "Best Original Screenplay" by Horton Foote. The Cinema Guild is staffed by people with years of experience in distribution who are responsive to the needs of the producers whose work they distribute.

International Film Guide has said the following about our company:

"The Cinema Guild has become a truly formidable player in the field of educational and independent cinema, representing a collection of titles on film and video that is remarkable in its range of content. With a library consisting of both shorts and feature films, The Cinema Guild has been very intelligent in its approach to the non-theatrical business, growing at just the right pace given the vicissitudes of the market... few distributors have marketed their library as successfully as The Cinema Guild."

Hobel Productions a division of The Cinema Guild, Inc. headed by Philip and Mary-Ann Hobel has been active for over twenty years in documentary and dramatic feature film production. Numbered among the many films produced by the Hobels is
TENDER MERCIES directed by Bruce Beresford which was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. Robert Duval won the award for Best Actor and Horton Foote won the award for Best Original Screenplay. The experience of the production group adds an important element to The Cinema Guild Inc.

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