Marc Butan

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Marc Butan is an American film producer and the founder of MadRiver Pictures; a global film production, finance, and international sales company.

During Butan’s illustrious career, he served as co-president of Sierra-Affinity,[1] president of Panorama Media,[2] president of 2929 Productions,[3] executive vice president of Production at Lions Gate Entertainment[4] where he was responsible for overseeing all creative elements of film development and in-house film production at the studio; and previous to that he served as chief media and entertainment investment banker for Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Prudential Financial. Throughout this whole period Marc produced and oversaw over 50 productions of which include George Clooney’s Good Night, And Good Luck which was nominated for six academy awards, James Gray’s We Own The Night , Andrew Dominick’s Killing Them Softly', John Hillcoat’s The Road, Andrew Niccol’s The Host, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Criminal starring John C. Reilly and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Godsend starring Robert De Niro, and Akeelah and the Bee starring Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Keke Palmer, to name a few.

In 2014, Butan formed MadRiver Pictures, to develop, produce, finance and market, three to four star-driven commercial feature films a year in the $15-$50 million range.[5] Since its inception, MadRiver Pictures has produced James Gray's The Last City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam, Felt starring Liam Nesson, Triple 9 starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson, Burr Steers' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and most recently James Gray's Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt.

In summer of 2016, MadRiver Pictures and Vincent Maraval's Insiders joined forces to form an international sales joint venture - IMR international.[6]

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


  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. ^ Entertainment, 2929. "Marc Butan to Run 2929 Productions". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Marc Butan joins Lions Gate as production evp". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Marc Butan launches MadRiver Pictures". ScreenDaily. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jaafar, Ali (2016-05-17). "MadRiver Pictures And Insiders Form International Sales Joint Venture IMR International – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 

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