Bob Berney
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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 included “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. He left Amazon in June 2019.


  • Picturehouse
  • Amazon Studios


  • University of Texas - Austin (TX, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Marketing Impact
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Amazon Staggering After 'Late Night' Flop, Bob Berney Exit

Amazon Staggering After 'Late Night' Flop, Bob Berney Exit

Five months after strutting out of the Sundance Film Festival with a bag full of splashy acquisitions, Amazon Studios has been thrown off balance by a box office losing streak and the departure of one of its top executives.One of its highest profile Sundance buys, Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” has proven to be a painful failure. It has earned only $11.3 million in North America, where it’s been playing on over 2,000 screens for the past two weeks. That’s a...


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