|Type||Privately held company|
|Industry||Film production, film distributor|
|Paul Hertzberg (president)|
CineTel Films Inc. is an low-budget independent film production company and distributor based in West Hollywood, California.
The company was founded in Chicago in 1980 as Chicago Teleproductions and later moved the company's headquarters to Los Angeles, California and renamed as CineTel Films in 1983. Paul Hertzberg founded CineTel Films.
In the early 1980s, Hertzberg, along with Lisa M. Hansen, went to Cannes for the first time and attended what would later become MIPCOM. During the festival, the two CineTel executives found themselves with unsalable entertainment shows, with the exception of Hansen's film acquisition The Courier of Death, which sold out quickly. Observing this success, CineTel Films switched its business focus from television programming to feature film production.
The company also distributes to international markets films produced by CineTel Pictures, a separate company, while New Line Cinema distributes those films to domestic markets.
Main page: Category:CineTel Films films
Film Lavalantula (2015 )