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ABOUT US

Picturehouse is a Los Angeles-based content marketing and distribution company led by CEO Bob Berney and COO Jeanne R. Berney. The company acquires, markets and distributes global content across all platforms. Originally formed in 2005 as a joint venture between Time Warner’s HBO Films and New Line Cinema, the Picturehouse brand has a long history of storied excellence.

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BOB BERNEY

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Berney, CEO of Picturehouse, is a leading figure in the world of global content distribution. He is known for his strong relationships with filmmakers and industry executives along with having a keen eye for content and extraordinary marketing acumen. The stories he has helped shepherd to the screen since 2000 have amassed more than $1 billion in domestic box office, won multiple Academy Awards® and made an enduring impact on the cultural landscape. In addition to Picturehouse, Berney co-founded and operated four of the most successful independent film distribution and marketing companies: FilmDistrict, Apparition, Newmarket Films and IFC Films. In 2015, he became head of marketing and distribution for Amazon Studios. Berney is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Executive Branch), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the European Film Academy.

JEANNE R. BERNEY

Chief Operating Officer

Jeanne Berney, COO of Picturehouse, is an experienced entertainment and brand marketer. Skilled at reaching diverse audiences, her career includes Miramax Films, Savoy Pictures, Rysher Entertainment and FilmDistrict. Along with her team, her campaigns have won numerous awards including two prestigious “Key Art” awards for the films DRIVE and THE RUM DIARY. She ran the Film and Digital Entertainment Group at Rogers and Cowan and built a client base including studios, production companies and brands like SKYY Vodka and Microsoft. She served as Director of Public Relations and Marketing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center overseeing the Society’s year round content programming including the New York Film Festival. Ms. Berney is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the European Film Academy and a Board member of The American Friends of Film at TIFF.

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WHAT WE DO

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Creative & Marketing

  • A/V
  • Posters
  • Digital/Social
  • Paid Media
  • Publicity
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Distribution

  • Theatrical
  • Digital
  • Streaming
  • New Formats
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Audience Engagement

  • Genre Specialists
  • Multicultural
  • Experiential/Events
  • Tastemakers/Influencers
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Content

  • Acquisition
  • Development
  • Production

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PRESS

National Geographic & Picturehouse Drops ‘Retrograde’ Trailer, Announces “Unprecedented” Release Plan For Matthew Heineman’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Documentary

We have your first look at Matthew Heineman’s gripping new film Retrograde from National Geographic Documentary Films, a visceral, ground-level immersion into the last nine months of America’s long war in Afghanistan.

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'The Territory' Review: Saving The Amazon, One Camera At A Time

August 18, 2022

“Save the rainforest” has been a constant refrain among environmentalist groups for the past half-century, but no recent film captures the immediacy of the threat better than “The Territory,” Alex Pritz’s documentary feature debut, which had its premiere earlier this year at Sundance.

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‘The Territory’ Trailer: National Geographic Film Documents Conflict In Amazon Rainforest Between Indigenous Tribes And Land-Grabbing Settlers

June 22, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: The murder of a British journalist and his Indigenous guide earlier this month in Brazil’s Amazon underscores the extreme peril involved in trying to protect the rainforest.

The U.S. State Department has condemned the killings of Dom Phillips and his guide Bruno Pereira, saying the men “were murdered for supporting conservation of the rainforest and native peoples there.”

20 Years Married: How ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Became a Smash Hit

On a special anniversary, here is the unlikely story of how a starless, non-studio-backed long shot became the highest-grossing rom-com of all time
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