Albert Page has been hired as director of development for Mandeville Films, David Hoberman's Disney-based production outfit which has been rekindled after Hoberman exited Hyde Park Entertainment earlier this year.

Page comes to Mandeville from DreamWorks-based Jinks-Cohen Company where he spent two and a half years developing project such as Family Firm, Moist and Road Signs. He began his career at Universal-based Mike Lobell Productions.

Page will report to Hoberman and Mandeville president Todd Lieberman. He also joins DOD Michael Bartolomei in the executive ranks. Mandeville recently signed a first-look deal at Disney where it recently finished production on Bringing Down The House with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah and have two films slated to start production in Feb 2003 - Providence directed by Jeff Nathanson and Garry Marshall's Raising Helen with Kate Hudson.