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Bleiberg Entertainment is a Los Angeles, California based production and international sales company formed in September 2005 by veteran industry executive Ehud Bleiberg. The company operates on a proven and successful business plan with respect to the production, acquisition, financing and distribution of filmed entertainment to the worldwide marketplace with a slate of projects geared toward the theatrical, DVD and TV markets.

The company develops, funds and produces a diverse array of feature films and is currently in pre-production on a number of high profile projects including; the Holocaust drama “Adam Resurrected,” which is being directed by legendary screenwriter and director Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “American Gigolo”) and the thrilling espionage documentary “The Champagne Spy;” and is in post production on the family drama “Love & Dance.”

Bleiberg Entertainment focuses on the acquisition of film rights for distribution into the domestic and international marketplace as well as the financing and production of motion pictures, whereby the company retains the international film rights for sale and distribution through its own channels, and enters into distribution agreements for the sale of remaining rights to established domestic sales entities.

With vast knowledge and experience in the global film industry, Bleiberg presents the ideal source for packaging films creatively and strategically in today’s dynamic international marketplace, tailoring to the particular needs of each project by bringing in co-production partners, equity investment from distributors, tax-driven funds, subsidies and other sources of financing.

Bleiberg Entertainment plans to represent 4-6 theatrical films a year, as well as product that has strong commercial value in ancillary markets. Maintaining a slate of this size enables the company to service each title with the careful marketing and sales attention it merits, while strengthening existing relationships and cultivating new ones with filmmakers across the globe.

Bleiberg Entertainment’s initial slate of completed films includes; the supernatural comic-book thriller “El Muerto,” starring Wilmer Valderrama (“That 70’s Show”); the Steve Buscemi directed drama/comedy “Lonesome Jim,” starring Liv Tyler and Casey Affleck; the stop motion action spoof “Disaster! The Movie,” which was directed by Roy T. Wood of MTV's "Celebrity Death Match" fame, and features a cameo from rock group Motley Crue (in association with Dream Entertainment); and the psychological horror feature “Joshua.”

Bleiberg has a strong library of over 40 films with marquee stars that includes; the drama “Prince of Jutland,” starring Gabriel Byrne; the family adventure film “Tom’s Midnight Garden,” starring Greta Scacchi; the comedy “Rainbow” directed by and starring Bob Hoskins and Dan Aykroyd; “Parting Shots,” a comedy starring Ben Kingsley and Bob Hoskins; the adventure comedy “Erik the Viking,” starring Tim Robbins and John Cleese; the comedy “The Manor,” with Peter O’Toole and Greta Scacchi; and “The Pavilion,” a drama starring Richard Chaimberlain and Craig Sheffer.


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Ehud Bleiberg

 

 
Ehud Bleiberg
Ehud Bleiberg
Chairman & CEO,
Bleiberg Entertainment
 
Entertainment industry veteran Ehud Bleiberg launched Los Angeles based production and international sales company Bleiberg Entertainment in September 2005. The company develops, funds, produces and sells a diverse array of feature films geared toward both the theatrical, DVD and TV markets. The company is currently in pre-production on a number of projects including; the Holocaust drama “Adam Resurrected,” which is being directed by Paul Schrader; the thrilling espionage documentary “The Champaign Spy;” and is in post production on the family drama “Love & Dance.”
 
Prior to launching Bleiberg Entertainment, Ehud Bleiberg served for 12 years as Chairman & CEO of Dream Entertainment, an international production, distribution and sales company he co-founded in 1993.

Bleiberg’s producing credits over the last 20 years include; the upcoming stop motion action spoof “Disaster! The Movie,” which was directed by Roy T. Wood of MTV's "Celebrity Death Match" fame, and features a cameo from rock group Motley Crue; “Monster Man,” a slick tongue-in-cheek horror film, which was co-produced with Lions Gate and sold successfully all over the world; the hit film “100 Girls,” which won the 2001 Video Premiere Award for Best Picture and was released in the US by Lions Gate; “Girl Fever,” the follow up to “100 Girls,” starring staring Chad Donella, Jennifer Morrison; Erin Bartlett and Steve Monroe; the comedy “According to Spencer” starring Jesse Bradford, Mia Kirshner, David Krumholtz, Adam Goldberg and Giovanni Ribisi; “The Soft Kill,” starring Carrie-Ann Moss; “More Dogs Than Bones,” starring Whoopi Goldberg and Joe Montegna; “The Path,” starring William Forsythe,” “Amnesia,” starring Ally Sheedy; “Lover Girl,” starring Christy Swanson and “Baja,” starring Molly Ringwald.

Bleiberg’s extensive management and creative background have allowed him to set up financing for previous productions, run all aspects of production, through to delivery of the films, and establish business relationships with talent, agents, and financial institutions worldwide.

A graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he majored in Economy and Political Science, Bleiberg managed advertising agencies, foreign news entities, and was a business developer before devoting his career to the entertainment industry. Before co-founding Dream in the U.S., Bleiberg produced feature films in Israel. His film “Himmo King of Jerusalem” (1988) was highly acclaimed abroad and was an official selection in the Toronto, Chicago, and Edinburgh Film Festivals. His next film, “The Appointed” (1990), enjoyed even more success as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. This was followed by the hit film “Tel Aviv Stories” (1992) – which was one of the year’s most successful films in Israel and throughout Europe.

In addition to producing quality feature films, Bleiberg has established himself as a prominent figure in the domestic and foreign film and sales markets. He was recently elected to a fourth term on International Film & Television Alliance (IFTA’s) Board of Directors, where he will continue to serve the needs of independent production/distribution companies worldwide.
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Roman Kopelevich

 
 
 
Roman Kopelevich
Roman Kopelevich
Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Bleiberg Entertainment
 
As Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kopelevich oversees Bleiberg Entertainment’s burgeoning international sales slate and handles sales operations for the company’s valued films in all territories worldwide.

Kopelevich has many years of experience in the international sales arena. Prior to his current post, he served as Director of International Sales at Morgan Creek and before that as Director of Distribution Services for Media 8 Entertainment, where he handled foreign rights sales and distribution focusing on international theatrical, video/DVD and television distributors in Europe, South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Before joining Media 8, Kopelevich held the position of Vice President Entertainment Sales & Marketing at Filmbazaar.com. As a founding partner, he conceptualized, developed and launched the web site and created and executed global marketing activity as well as sales campaigns to sell services to independent sales and production companies. Additionally, he spearheaded development of strategic outreach programs and oversaw campaigns to secure industry partnerships. He also led road shows to foreign countries including France, China, Hong Kong and Italy.

Prior to Filmbazaar.com, Kopelevich was Vice President of Sales & Acquisitions at Latent Image Entertainment where he acquired films for global distribution and developed sales strategies and marketing plans for the company’s film slate.

Kopelevich previously served as Director of Sales at Fox International Home Entertainment. At Fox, he served as a sales representative meeting with potential licensees at AFM, Cannes and MIFED from all major international territories and played a central role in the creation of international marketing campaigns for the film slate.

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Shannon Banal

 
Roman Kopelevich
Shannon Banal
Vice President of Operations, Bleiberg Entertainment
 
As Vice President of Operations, Banal oversees all facets of Bleiberg Entertainment’s day to day office activity.

Prior to joining Bleiberg, she served as Distribution Coordinator for Dream Entertainment where she oversaw the company’s delivery and marketing initiatives. Additionally, she was the key contact for all post-production facilities for the finishing of in-house productions, acquired films, and delivery to domestic and international distributors. She also managed all orders for creation & duplication of film, video, audio, and other elements for worldwide distributors, taking care to adhere to international broadcast standards and quality control. Banal oversaw the creation of trailers & key art of over 10 films a year.

Before joining Dream, Banal worked for American World Pictures where she managed the daily office duties and assisted the President, as well as executives in International Sales, Acquisitions, and Distribution. She also assisted in banking and completion bond requirements for productions

Banal holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema-Television with a production emphasis from the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

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