David Linde - Details


DAVID LINDE joined Paramount Pictures Corp. in 1985, after graduating from Swarthmore College. At Paramount, he supervised the sales of select international theatrical rights. In 1988, he left Paramount for an international sales position at Fox/Lorber Associates, and in 1990 he was named Vice President. At Fox/Lorber, he directed the sales of over 300 independently produced film, documentary and television titles.

He joined Miramax Films in 1991 as Vice President of Acquisitions, where he acquired such acclaimed independent films as Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine, Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, John Sayles’ Passion Fish, and Woody Allen’s Bullets over Broadway. In 1992, he was named Senior Vice President (and subsequently Executive Vice President -- Head of Sales) at the newly created Miramax International, distributor of International box office successes such as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Robert Altman’s Pret-A-Porter, Wayne Wang’s Smoke, Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, and Anthony Minghella’s Academy Award-winning The English Patient.

In January 1997, David joined Good Machine as a partner. Good Machine subsequently announced the formation of Good Machine International (GMI) at the Venice Film Festival with David as President. In addition to films produced by Good Machine and films acquired seperately by GMI, the company exclusively represents films produced and financed by USA Films as well working on individual films with Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, Dreamworks Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Miramax Films and Fine Line Features, among others.

In less than 2 years of existence, GMI already maintains ongoing relationships with the leading distributors overseas, including Entertainment Film Distributors and Pathe Distribution in the U.K., BAC Films, Studio Canal Plus and Diaphana Distribution in France, Kinowelt Filmverleih and Tobis Filmkunst in Germany, Filmauro, Mikado and B.I.M. in Italy, Lauren Films and Aurum Film in Spain, JVC/Victor, GAGA and Nippon Herald in Japan, Roadshow Film Distributors and REP/Dendy in Australia, Nordisk Film, Scanbox and Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia, Ster-Kinekor in South Africa, Spring Cinemas in Taiwan, Shaw Renters in Singapore, Solopan in Poland, Intercom in Hungary, and many more.

Linde executive produced Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil, Todd Solondz’s Happiness, the CableACE Award-winning documentary Wonderland; and the documentaries Guys and Dolls off the Record, The Who's Tommy, and The Belly Talkers.