Vet film distributor Ted Goldberg died Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C., of complications due to liver disease. He was 62.
Goldberg was president of Capitol Entertainment, D.C.’s only film distrib. With wife Ronnie, Goldberg handled titles for theatrical and homevideo including “Autumn Sun” and Dorris Dorrie’s “Enlightenment Guaranteed.”
Born in New York, he began his career at Lopert Pictures, a subsid of United Artists, and then worked in international sales and distribution for UA. He moved to Paramount’s New York office in 1968 and worked during the 1970s and 1980s in distribution at National General, AIP, Cinemation, Avco Embassy and Atlantic Releasing.
As Atlantic’s national director of marketing and sales, he distributed the successful “Valley Girl” and the Smurf movies. Prior to launching Capitol in 1989, Goldberg was general manager for D.C.-based European Classics, which distribbed arthouse titles including “The Return of Martin Guerre” and “My Best Friend’s Girl.”
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.