Bob Berney's Picturehouse is in final negotiations for North American rights to "Tommy's Honor," a father and son story about the pioneers of modern-day professional golf and its 19th century beginnings at St. Andrews, Scotland.Wind Chill Media's Jim Kreutzer, Bob Last of Holdings Ecosse and Jason Connery are producing the film, which will be shot in Scotland with casting currently underway. Production is anticipated to commence in the spring and summer.Connery ("The Devil’s Tomb") will direct from a screenplay by...
Berney has been a mainstay in the independent world for more than a decade, with a track record of releasing titles that became mainstream successes and awards contenders.
He gained notice first with IFC Films on “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and then with Newmarket Films, handling Mel Gibson’s hit “The Passion of the Christ” as well as Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Y tu mama tambien.”
He launched Picturehouse in 2005 as a joint venture with HBO Films and New Line and released Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Olivier Dahan’s “La Vie en Rose,” Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and Seth Gordon’s documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” Warner Bros. closed down Picturehouse in 2008.
Berney later headed Apparition, which released “Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day,” “The Young Victoria” and “The Runaways.” He later co-founded and served as president of theatrical distribution for FilmDistrict, which released “Soul Surfer” and “Drive.” In 2013, he acquired the Picturehouse trademark and logo from Warner Bros, and re-launched the company, signing a multiyear output deal with Netflix.
He joined Amazon in June 2015 as head of movie marketing and distribution and has overseen the releases of “The Handmaiden,” “Love & Friendship,” “Gleason,” “Paterson” and awards contender “Manchester by the Sea.” “Love & Friendship,” which topped $14 million at the domestic box office, and “Manchester” were released in partnership with Roadside Attractions.