Bob Berney
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United States
2018

Amazon Studios

Bob
Berney

Head, Movie Marketing & Distribution

Berney has remained a mainstay in independent film by releasing titles that became mainstream successes and awards contenders. In 2005, he launched Picturehouse with HBO Films and New Line. When Warner Bros. shuttered it in 2008, he moved to Apparition before co-founding and serving as president of theatrical distribution for FilmDistrict. In 2013, he acquired the Picturehouse trademark and logo from Warners and relaunched the company, signing a multi-
year output deal with Netflix. He joined Amazon in June 2015 as head of movie marketing and distribution. The studio’s 2018 releases include “Life Itself,” with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac and Annette Bening, and “Beautiful Boy,” starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carrell — both People’s Choice films at TIFF.

Career

  • Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Amazon Studios
  • FilmDistrict (DEFUNCT)

Education

  • University of Texas - Austin (TX, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Marketing Impact
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Amazon's Ted Hope, Bob Berney Talk Big Ambition, Theatrical Strategy at Variety's Massive Conference

Amazon's Ted Hope, Bob Berney Talk Big Ambition, Theatrical Strategy at Variety's Massive Conference

Ted Hope calls it "the second coming." Amazon Studios' flood of investment in the movie business is designed to revive a market for independent films by blending traditional theatrical exhibition with the enormous marketing and distribution muscle provided by the e-commerce giant's vast retail platform.Hope, who heads motion picture production for Amazon, and movies marketing and distribution chief Bob Berney discussed Amazon Studios' film strategy Thursday at Variety's Massive marketing and advertising conference at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. The...

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