Mandeville's Todd Lieberman

Todd Lieberman

TODD LIEBERMAN (Producer) is a co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television. He is one of the leading producers in the entertainment industry today. His Universal-based company, Mandeville Films, is among the most profitable and respected production labels in the entertainment industry. In total, Mandeville has had eight movies open at #1 at the box office, and they have been nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning three.

Since its founding in 1995, Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed more than $4 billion in worldwide box-office receipts and their slate includes a wide variety of genres, anchored by character-driven stories with universal, often uplifting themes.

In Spring of 2017, Mandeville premiered Disney’s long-awaited, live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast. The critically-hailed film, directed by Bill Condon, broke box office records worldwide and became the highest grossing PG-rated film in North America of all time. It also stars Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, and Audra MacDonald. In 2018, Beauty and the Beast was nominated for two Academy Awards©: Costume Design and Production Design.

Mandeville’s following films were developed in-house:

Stronger, the inspirational story of Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown, made its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released by Roadside Attractions.

Wonder, based on R.J. Palacio’s best-selling YA novel, directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Julia Roberts, Jason Tremblay, and Daveed Diggs, was released by Lionsgate in November of 2017. Wonder has grossed over $304 million worldwide and was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award© in Makeup and Hair.

Mandeville is currently shooting The Aeronauts for Amazon Studios, written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Harper, based on the true story of balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher and their extraordinary and harrowing journey to discover the secrets of the skies.  The film will star Academy and Tony award-winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award-nominee Felicity Jones.

Other notable films include 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 went on to gross almost $130 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.

Under the Mandeville banner, Lieberman also produced The Muppets, starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter, the newest Muppet. Directed by James Bobin, 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. Lieberman 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 executive produced Insurgent and Allegiant, part of the Divergent movie series. In 2018, Mandeville began a first look deal with Universal. Prior to that, Mandeville enjoyed a first look deal with Disney for over 20 years.

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 Best Comedy of the year and Mandeville crossed the billion dollar mark in terms of box-office revenue with The Proposal.

To date, Mandeville Films has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards©, including three wins and three nominations to be determined for the 2018 Academy Awards©.

Prior to joining Mandeville, Lieberman acted as senior vice president for international finance and production company Hyde Park Entertainment, which produced and co-financed such films as Anti-Trust, Bandits, and Moonlight Mile.

Lieberman established himself at international sales and distribution giant Summit Entertainment, where he moved quickly up the ranks after pushing indie sensation Memento into production and acquiring the Universal box-office smash American Pie.

In 2001, Lieberman was named one of the “35 under 35” people to watch in the business by The Hollywood Reporter, which also ranked Lieberman and Hoberman among the 30 most powerful producers in Hollywood. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Lieberman is a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and a judge for the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. He is also a member of the Television Academy and a Producer’s Guild mentor, as well as an active member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also serves on the board of Run 2 Remember Los Angeles, an annual half marathon and 10K that honors fallen First Responders and their families.

 

In the News:
The Most Influential Movie Company You’ve Never Heard Of (Washington Post)
Producer’s Guild of America ‘Produced By Magazine’ Cover Story: David Hoberman & Todd Lieberman (Produced by Magazine – December/January 2018 (pg. 56))
Mandeville Films Immersed in a World of ‘Wonder’ (Variety)
Hoberman And Lieberman: Why Mandeville Films Is Going From Strength To ‘Stronger’ (Hollywood Reporter)
What ‘Frozen’ had to do with the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ reboot (MarketPlace)
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken (Hollywood Reporter)
‘Beauty And The Beast’ Producers Build Business On Happy Endings (Forbes)
Meet the Producers Who Breathed New Life Into ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Variety)
A Tale as Old as Time: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Producers Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman on Disney’s Latest Live-Action Fairy Tale (BoxOffice.com)
Meet the Producers Who Breathed New Life Into ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Variety)
– The 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood (Hollywood Reporter)

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