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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • JOHN NAVEIRA PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, POST PRODUCTION FOR SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
  • CULVER CITY, CA (December 14, 2011) - John Naveira, a 21-year veteran of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been promoted to executive vice president, Post Production at the studio it was announced today by Gary Martin, president of Production Administration. In his new role, Naveira will oversee a staff of ten as they implement all aspects of post production, from budgeting to digital delivery/answer print, on all titles at the studio. He will assume the position vacated by James Honore, who retires this month after 26 years working at the studio.

    Commenting on the announcement, Martin said, "John is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and experienced post production executives in the industry. When production wraps, our filmmakers will know their films are in good hands. John is detail oriented and methodical, and he has exceptional relationships with the best post production craftspeople in the business. There is no one better to oversee the many aspects of finishing our films and we are thrilled to recognize his hard work with this well deserved promotion."

    Naveira joined the studio in 1990 as a post-production supervisor and rose through the ranks, to director, executive director, and, most recently, vice president of post production, a role to which he was named in 2009. He has personally supervised over 80 films, including the Spider-Man franchise, Jerry Maguire, Battle: Los Angeles, Bad Teacher, and Moneyball. He is currently overseeing The Amazing Spider-Man and Here Comes the Boom as well as overseeing the work of his team as he heads the department.

    Naveira's career began in 1979 at Hanna-Barbera, where he worked in the animation department. He joined Orion Pictures in 1982, where, working in post production, he completed such films as Amadeus, Silence of the Lambs, and Hoosiers. He followed this with a stint at the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group as director of Post Production before joining Columbia.

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Steve Elzer
    Senior Vice President, Media Relations
    310-244-7142
    steve_elzer@spe.sony.com