Who we are

About Madriver Pictures

MadRiver Pictures is a leading production, finance, and international sales company founded by industry veteran Marc Butan. Since the company’s launch in 2015, the experienced team at MadRiver Pictures has leveraged its relationships, creative vision, and distribution and finance expertise to establish MadRiver as a top destination for filmmakers and talent. With a distinctive ability to develop, finance, and produce, MadRiver works in both the independent and studio spaces, supporting director-driven projects across the specialty and commercial markets. In 2019, MadRiver entered the television development and production space as well, with projects at multiple networks.

In acquiring Adaptive Studios in 2019, MadRiver broadened its slate to include a wealth of film, television, and publishing titles. MadRiver’s deep library uniquely positions the company to adapt to industry changes and produce a wide-variety of compelling stories for theatrical, television, and digital releases.

About The Veterans


The Veterans, a joint venture between Wild Bunch International and MadRiver Pictures, is a premier foreign sales and distribution company. Led by international sales vets Vincent Maraval and Kimberly Fox, The Veterans holds a resilient reputation and presence in the global marketplace. In just a few years, The Veterans has facilitated successful international distribution on films such as JACKIE, WIND RIVER, THE SISTERS BROTHERS, THE GENTLEMEN, and THE REPORT.

The Veterans significantly supports MadRiver and its partners with meeting the budgetary requirements for productions by securing financial advances on distribution agreements. Additionally, with the intent to maximize profits throughout the life cycle of the film, The Veterans pays close attention to selectively pairing each project individually with the best-suited distributors. The Veterans and its team carefully balance immediate sales goals, with investment minded consideration in longer-term brand equity.