Sony Pictures Ups Postproduction Exec John Naveira
John Naveira has been promoted to executive vp postproduction at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
He succeeds James Honore, who retires this month after 26 years working at the studio.
Naveira joined the studio in 1990 as a postproduction supervisor and rose through the ranks, to director, executive director and, most recently, vp postproduction, a role to which he was named in 2009.
“John is detail-oriented and methodical, and he has exceptional relationships with the best postproduction 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,” Gary Martin, president of production administration, said a statement.
Naveira has supervised more 80 films, including the Spider-Man franchise, Jerry Maguire and Moneyball. He is currently overseeing The Amazing Spider-Man and Here Comes the Boom, as well as overseeing the work of his team.
His career began in 1979 at Hanna-Barbera. He joined Orion Pictures in 1982, where, working in postproduction, he completed such films as Amadeus, Silence of the Lambs and Hoosiers. He then served as director of postproduction at De Laurentiis Entertainment Group before joining Columbia.