Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and the founder of Cineville, a production and distribution company based in Los Angeles.
Carl-Jan Colpaert was born in Belgium and graduated from the American Film Institute in 1984. He started his professional career in the post production department of Roger Corman. He founded Cineville with Christoph Henkel in 1990.
Several actors got their break on Cineville productions such as Salma Hayek in Mi Vida Loca, Kevin Spacey in Swimming with Sharks, Viggo Mortensen in The Crew and Renée Zellweger in The Whole Wide World.
Cineville productions have participated in festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Venice.
Sean Penn won best actor at the Venice International Film Festival for his performance in the Carl Colpaert-produced Hurly Burly.
Carl Colpaert won the grand jury prize for his film GI Jesus in CineVegas 2006.
His next film Black Limousine had its World Premiere at the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival, The film won the audience award at the 2011 Santa Cruz Film Festival. The film was acquired by Anchor Bay Films and was released in the US on July 12, 2012.