Marc Butan

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Marc Butan is an American film producer and the founder of MadRiver Pictures, a film production company based in Beverly Hills, California.

During his career, he has served as co-president at Sierra/Affinity,[1] president at Panorama Media,[2] president at 2929 Productions and executive vice president of production at Lionsgate,[3] where he was responsible for overseeing film production for the studio. Butan was previously an investment banker at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Prudential Financial.

In 2015, he formed MadRiver Pictures to produce star-driven commercial feature films in the $15-50 million budget range.[4] Since inception, the company has produced James Gray's The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam; Burr Steers' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Triple 9 starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson; Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House starring Liam Neeson and most recently James Gray's Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt.

In 2016, MadRiver Pictures and Vincent Maraval's Insiders joined forces to form an international sales joint venture, IMR international.[5]

Butan is a native of Dayton, Ohio and an alumnus of Ohio State University, where he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau.


  1. ^ "Marc Butan Exits Megan Ellison's Panorama for Sierra/Affinity". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  2. ^ "Cannes 2012: Megan Ellison Launches New International Sales Venture Panorama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ "Marc Butan joins Lions Gate as production evp". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ "Marc Butan launches MadRiver Pictures". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  5. ^ "MadRiver Pictures And Insiders Form International Sales Joint Venture IMR International – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-03-10.

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