Bob Berney Is Leaving Amazon Studios, Which Faces a Challenging Future

Bob Berney Is Leaving Amazon Studios, Which Faces a Challenging Future
Bob Berney will leave Amazon Studios after four years as head of theatrical distribution and marketing. His last day is June 28. Sources confirm that the decision was Berney’s, and comes at the end of an employment contract.

Berney has a long track record as creative marketer with an eye for finding quirky films with the capacity to reach a broader audience. His successes cross all genres, ranging from “Memento” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” to “Passion of the Christ.”

Much has changed at Amazon Studios since he joined in 2015, when Roy Price was in charge; a year later, Berney and Price appeared at CinemaCon in a full-fledged Caesar’s Palace presentation in which Berney told eager exhibitors: “All films we are acquiring are being released theatrically to play in your theaters.” Price added: “Customers want to see films in theaters, and filmmakers want their films in theaters. We are a filmmaker-driven studio.
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