About Neil Friedman
Neil Friedman, Founder and President of Menemsha Films, possesses an incomparable talent for unearthing the undiscovered masterpiece. Neil Friedman is the President of Menemsha Films, a U.S.-based distribution and international sales company.
Menemsha, founded by Friedman in 1998, set a record by representing five Academy Award nominees, five years in a row: Divided We Fall (Czech Republic), Son of the Bride (Argentina), Zelary (Czech Republic), Prisoner of Paradise (Canada), and Story of the Weeping Camel (Germany).
Friedman is best known as a distributor in the U.S. for the German film Gloomy Sunday, which he discovered by way of Christ Church, New Zealand, and released in America to great critical acclaim. The film grossed $1.5 million and broke foreign-language box office records previously set by Cinema Paradiso.
Neil’s years of experience as Vice President of New Line Cinema, President and C.O.O. of the Pressman Company, and Co-chair of William Morris’ Independent Feature division gave him unparalleled skills and expertise.