Motion Picture Distribution 
& Cinema Consulting

Over 30 years of expert motion picture and cinema solutions

Cinema Entertainment Group serves world-class motion picture studio distributors, cinema owners, and operators with innovative creative solutions aimed at maximizing all forms of box office revenue.

Best-in-class targeting, proprietary research methods, and experienced insights drive our highly-effective strategies across theatrical distribution, additional content sourcing, cinema consulting and operations, and film booking. We take great pride in our excellent, long-standing relationships with major studios, distributors, and cinema exhibitors on both sides of the industry.


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15060 Ventura Blvd, Suite 350
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Our Expertise

Motion Picture 


Release Strategy:

Best-in-class market and demographic analysis by title, identifying where your film will perform best

Placement & Holdovers:

Cinema placement across all release patterns, and negotiating weekly film continuation by location


Developing, positioning, and execution of creative campaign strategies


Complete accounting oversight including billing management and film rental collections


Monitoring and verifying box office reports on a daily or weekly basis, and auditing final box office results

Cinema Consulting

Programming Strategy:

Proprietary market and demographic analytics by location to optimize bookings

Film Booking:

Motion picture and alternative content sourcing, and studio relationship management


Overall cinema strategy, staff hiring and training, logistics, food and beverage, and venue management


Financial modeling, circuit and regional location accounting, and audit services


Movie and cinema advertising, special events, entertainment programing, and campaign supervision

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About Us

For over 30 years, Cinema Entertainment Group has specialized in theatrical distribution, cinema consulting and operations, content sourcing, and film booking. Proprietary research methods guide our targeted strategies that maximize the impact of motion pictures and cinema locations.

We offer a full suite of services tailored to your business across distribution, theater placement, operations, marketing, finance, and accounting.

Our team brings a wealth of expertise and first-hand knowledge to every project. Having worked on both sides of the industry, our dual experience equips us with a unique and nuanced understanding of the priorities and challenges faced by both parties. This invaluable insight guides our approach to deliver effective solutions.

Our Team

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Mike Doban | President

Mike Doban worked across Cinema Development, Operations, Marketing, and Film Distribution for 40 years.

He founded Arcangelo Entertainment, where he led cinema construction and operations projects in the U.S., Africa, Central America, Romania, and Russia. As president of Freestyle Releasing he oversaw U.S. film distribution and marketing. Mike has long-standing relationships with the top film distribution and cinema circuit executives throughout the U.S.

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Alex Purcell | Executive Vice President

Alex Purcell has worked in Film Distribution and Exhibition for over 20 years. He served as Sales Manager for the Western United States for New Line Cinema.

Alex has also served as Director of North American film programming for Arcangelo Entertainment.

His understanding of Distribution/Exhibition partnership dynamics gives him the rare ability to successfully manage relationships on both sides of the business. 

Justin Hamilton


Justin has over 15 years of industry experience in both theatrical motion picture distribution and exhibition, and has held senior positions at STX Entertainment, Relativity Europacorp Distribution, and Arclight Cinemas. Justin has a strong and well-rounded background in booking, marketing and strategy development for film distribution and cinema programming.

Stacey Winkler


Stacy has over 20 years of experience in both theatrical distribution and exhibition. Prior to joining Cinema Entertainment Group, Stacey spent 15 years at 20th Century Fox and Regal Entertainment Group, developing unique expertise in negotiating play dates, holdovers, and film accounting.

Michele Kubli


Michele brings two decades of studio and exhibitor experience at Destination Films, Paramount Pictures, and Broadgreen Entertainment. She is well versed in Exhibitor Management Software, various exhibitor Point of Sales systems, including Vista, and many other support and data systems.

Manuel DeJesus


Manuel brings over 25 years
of major studio theatrical remittance accounting experience to Cinema Entertainment Group. Before joining CEG he held positions at Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks, and Paramount Pictures.

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15060 Ventura Blvd, Suite 350
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403