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The most influential movie company you've never heard of

The most influential movie company you've never heard of

The mural in Todd Lieberman's office captures the film producer's uncanny year.

Taking up part of a wall in a room on the Disney lot, the artwork depicts a woman with a rose, a tattoo and an eye bearing the word "wonder." It is meant to represent "Stronger," Wonder," and "Beauty & The Beast" - the three movies Lieberman and partner David Hoberman produced this year at their Disney-based Mandeville Films.

As difficult as it is to get even one movie made in brand-driven Hollywood, Mandeville in 2017 somehow finessed three, all very different - a blockbuster, a sleeper and a critical darling. Chances are if you've seen a hit movie this year,...

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