Marc Butan is an American film producer and CEO at MadRiver Pictures, a Beverly Hills, California-based motion picture production company.
During his career, he has served as co-president at Sierra/Affinity, president at Panorama Media, president at 2929 Productions and executive vice president of production at Lionsgate, 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 founded MadRiver Pictures to produce star-driven commercial feature films. 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 film sales joint venture, IMR international, which was later renamed MadRiver International.
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