Bob Berney on Boxoffice Podcast

Bob Berney on the New Landscape for Theatrical Distribution By Daniel Loria Read at In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, distribution veteran Bob Berney joins Boxoffice Pro editorial director Daniel Loria in a conversation about the seismic changes affecting theatrical distribution and exhibition as audiences return to theaters. After starting his career programming independent […]

Bob & Jeanne Berney Reopen Picturehouse With North American Rights Deal For ‘Fatima’

Bob & Jeanne Berney Reopen Picturehouse With North American Rights Deal For ‘Fatima’ By Mike Fleming, Jr.October 28, 2019 In his first major move since exiting Amazon Studios, distribution executive Bob Berney has teamed with wife Jeanne Berney to reopen Picturehouse, the label he once headed. They have acquired North American distribution rights to Fatima, a feature film starring Stephanie […]

Amazon Studios Plots Its Course

AMAZON STUDIO PLOTS ITS COURSE March 8, 2016 By Brent Lang As snow fell steadily, blanketing the mountainside town of Park City, the team from Amazon Studios huddled in a parking lot to discuss the movie that had just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Moments before, the drama ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ a finely […]

A Winning Bet On An Unusual Movie

A WINNING BET ON AN UNUSUAL MOVIE By Lorenza Munoz The road to tonight’s Oscars for “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a nominee for best foreign-language film, can be traced to a meal of fried eggs and truffles at a Madrid restaurant. On a blazing hot August night, between sips of red wine, director Guillermo del Toro asked […]

Turf Wars, Not Star Wars

TURF WARS, NOT STAR WARS April 18-24, 2005By Peter Bart I would be very uncomfortable if I were Peter Rice. A keenly intelligent and quietly ambitious man, Rice has headed Fox Searchlight for five years and has diligently (if fruitlessly) sought to stay under the radar. His modus operandi: Keep the scripts edgy and the […]

The Distribution Artist

THE DISTRIBUTION ARTIST December 19, 2004 By Lynn Hirschberg On Nov. 23, the 3.30 p.m. marketing meeting of Newmarket Films was devoted to the selling strategy for a movie called “The Woodsman.” The film, which opens in New York on Dec. 24, stars Kevin Bacon as a pedophile who has just been released from ·ail. […]

Newmarket & Controversy

NEWMARKET & CONTROVERSY August 19, 2004 By Gavin Edwards “We haven’t gone looking for controversy,” insists Bob Berney, president of Newmarket Films. Nevertheless, as distributor of The Passion of the Christ, the company found itself immersed in controversy up to its stigmata, and Berney now has a reputation as a man who can find an […]

Berney’s Roll Call Of Success

Berney’s Roll Call Of Success It’s no surprise that Icon Entertainment is looking to Bob Berney to handle the domestic release of the explosively controversial The Passion Of The Christ. Berney has been behind some of the biggest independent hits in the last few years, from Memento and Y Tu Mama Tambien to My Big Fat Greek […]

Berney Goes To Newmarket

BERNEY GOES TO NEWMARKET July 24, 2002By Ian Mohr Less than two years after joining IFC Films as senior vp marketing and distribution, Bob Berney hasexited the company to launch the New York-based distribution division of Newmarket Capital Group as partner and president. The yet-to-be named company plans to release eight to 10 films annually […]