Tag Archives: Bob Berney

Bob Berney’s FilmDistrict hangs ten with ‘Soul Surfer’

HollywoodNews.com: Bob Berney’s FilmDistrict has announced their first film “Soul Surfer” which will be distributed through TriStar Pictures. FilmDistrict will handle the marketing of “Soul Surfer.” Per Deadline, which landed the press release, “Soul Surfer” is: the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm[...]

Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’ might blossom at theaters

HollywoodNews.com: Following rumors that “Tree of Life” was being sneak-previewed in pockets of the country, the Terrence Malick epic looks to be unloaded by its current distributor Apparition to another label. News will come shortly as to who that new distributor is. Nonetheless, there is anticipation that “Tree[...]

Bob Berney may be in business with Graham King

Hollywoodnews.com: Informed sources are buzzing that indie wunderkind Bob Berney is in talks to launch a theatrical distribution arm for producer Graham King (“The Departed”). Days prior to the Cannes Film Festival, Berney jumped ship at Apparition, a distribution company he co-founded last year. Berney has had an impressive run at various[...]

Kristen Stewart film “Welcome to the Rileys” to play at Los Angeles Film Fest

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: I recently wrote about fan access problems to Kstew’s films, given her bent toward parts in indies with shallow distribution. Yet, the recent unveiling of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival lineup confirms that, at least some fans will get to see “Welcome to the Rileys”[...]

Kristen Stewart film, “The Runaways,” at the center of distribution controversy

By Kim Palacios In an unexpected move around May 10th, veteran movie executive Bob Berney resigned as Chief Operating Officer from “The Runaways” distributor, Apparition. Barely a year old, Apparition was a new indie-focused distribution company founded by Berney himself with the financial backing of Bill Pohlad. Though Pohlad[...]

Why Bob Berney left Apparition: “Fair Game”

Hollywoodnews.com: The main bone of contention between Bob Berney and his former employer Apparition boils down to the Valerie Plame CIA drama “Fair Game.” Berney’s Apparition partner Bill Pohlad, who also runs River Road Entertainment – a co-financier on “Fair Game” — was expected to secure a big[...]

Cannes prepares to open with “Robin Hood,” but fewer quality films?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’ll be turning our attention overseas this week as the film industry descends on France for the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. The festivities officially launch Wednesday with the premiere of “Robin Hood,” the latest collaboration between director Ridley Scott and leading man Russell Crowe. Cate Blanchett,[...]

Industry shocker: Bob Berney burns bridges with Apparition

By Hollywood News Staff Hollywoodnews.com: A shocking turn moments before the start of the Cannes Film Festival, indie cinema iconoclast Bob Berney has left Apparition, the distribution label he founded with financier Bill Pohlad almost a year ago. The move sideswiped Pohlad who was counting on Berney[...]