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,[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 founded MadRiver Pictures to produce star-driven commercial feature films.[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 film sales joint venture, IMR international,[5] which was later renamed MadRiver International.

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


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
1998 Girl Co-executive producer
Desert Blue Executive producer
1999 The Suburbans Executive producer
But I'm a Cheerleader Executive producer
2001 Get Over It
2002 The Rules of Attraction Executive producer
2003 Confidence
Wonderland Executive producer
2004 The Final Cut Executive producer
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Executive producer
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Executive producer
The Ex Executive producer
Black Christmas Executive producer
2007 We Own the Night
The Life Before Her Eyes Executive producer
2008 Two Lovers Executive producer
The Burning Plain Executive producer
2009 The Road Executive producer
2012 Killing Them Softly Executive producer
2013 The Host Executive producer
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Triple 9
The Lost City of Z Executive producer
2017 The Zookeeper's Wife Executive producer
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
2019 Ad Astra Executive producer
2020 Worth
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Executive producer
2021 My Son
Armageddon Time Executive producer
King of the Jungle
The Plane
The Regional Office is Under Attack!
Year Film Role
2013 Snitch Special thanks


  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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