Cinecom International Films
IndustryIndependent film production and distribution
Founded1982; 42 years ago (1982)[1]
Defunct1991; 33 years ago (1991)
FateBankruptcy; library purchased by Crédit Lyonnais
HeadquartersNew York City
Key people
Founders Ira Deutchman, Amir Malin and John Ives[1]

Cinecom Pictures was an independent film company founded in 1982 by Ira Deutchman (a former member of United Artists Classics), Amir Malin and John Ives.[1] Its first release was Robert Altman's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.[2]

The company also distributed The Brother from Another Planet and Salaam Bombay!. Its highest-grossing release was 1985's A Room with a View.[3] Cinecom closed operations in 1991 after it filed for bankruptcy; Crédit Lyonnais acquired the company's film library the following year. The Cinecom library is currently owned by MGM Studios, who purchased Crédit Lyonnais' film library from PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1999.

Selected films released


  1. ^ a b c Biskind, Peter (2004). Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film. New York City: Simon and Schuster. p. 17. ISBN 0-684-86259-X.
  2. ^ Pierson, John; Smith, Kevin (1997). Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema. Miramax Books/Hyperion. p. 38. ISBN 0-7868-8222-0.
  3. ^ "All-Time Grosses for Cinecom". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-05-20.