Sony ups Naveira to exec VP of post

Studio vet replaces retiring Honore to head 10-person team

Sony Pictures Entertainment has upped John Naveira to exec VP of post-production.

In his new role, Naveira will oversee a staff of 10 implementing all aspects of post-production, from budgeting to digital delivery/answer print, on all titles at Sony. A 21-year veteran of the studio, Naveira will assume the position vacated by James Honore, who retires this month after 26 years working at Sony.

“John is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and experienced post production executives in the industry,” said Gary Martin, prexy of production administration at Sony. “When production wraps, our filmmakers will know their films are in good hands. John is detail-oriented and methodical, and he has exceptional relationships with the best post-production craftspeople in the business. There is no one better to oversee the many aspects of finishing our films and we are thrilled to recognize his hard work with this well-deserved promotion.”

Naveira joined the studio in 1990 as a post-production supervisor and rose through the ranks to director, executive director, and, most recently, VP of post-production as of 2009. He has personally supervised more than 80 films, including the “Spider-Man” franchise, “Jerry Maguire” and “Jerry Maguire.” He’s currently overseeing “The Amazing Spider-Man” and Kevin James starrer “Here Comes the Boom,” as well as overseeing his team as the head of the department.

Naveira’s career began in 1979 at Hanna-Barbera, where he worked in the animation department. In 1982, he joined the post-production staff at Orion Pictures, where he completed such films as “Amadeus,” “Hoosiers” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” After leaving Orion, Naveira worked as director of post-production at the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group before joining Columbia.