John Butkovich Launches JB CONSULTING in October; He Leaves Sony Pictures Entertainment After 15 Years

Sep 25, 1998, 01:00 ET from JB CONSULTING

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- John Butkovich (Sony Pictures
 Entertainment Senior Vice President, Media) announced today he leaves SPE on
 September 30, 1998 to form JB CONSULTING.  The new company, headed by
 Butkovich, will specialize in marketing consultation both to the entertainment
 and media industries as well as the online industry.  JB CONSULTING will begin
 operations on October 5th.
     For the past 15 years, Butkovich has spearheaded the domestic media effort
 for SPE, incorporating such diverse Columbia and TriStar films as AS GOOD AS
 IT GETS, AIR FORCE ONE, MEN IN BLACK, JERRY MAGUIRE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, A
 FEW GOOD MEN, BOYZ IN THE HOOD, THE LAST EMPEROR, CITY SLICKERS, THE KARATE
 KID PART II and LA BAMBA.
     In making the announcement, Butkovich said: "For more than 20 years, I've
 enjoyed the opportunity to work on more than 700 feature films, encompassing
 all genres from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND to SPICE WORLD.  Together
 with many gifted filmmakers and producers both at Sony and Universal, I
 brought their motion pictures to the target audiences for which their films
 were made.  By my forming this new company, JB CONSULTING will continue to
 work with creative passion, incorporating the latest marketing innovations for
 motion picture clients, while bringing extensive film industry experience to
 other entertainment, media and online companies: JB CONSULTING will provide
 services in all aspects of marketing consultation as well as producer
 representation."
     Prior to joining SPE, John served for 5 years as Vice-President of Media
 at Universal Pictures where he directed the domestic media effort for such
 films as E.T., THE DEER HUNTER, THE BLUES BROTHERS, ON GOLDEN POND, SCARFACE,
 COAL MINERS DAUGHTER and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.
 
     JB CONSULTING's home office address and numbers are:
 
     1875 Century Park East
     Suite #2230
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Phone (interim): 310-271-7253     Fax: 310-557-1666
 
 

SOURCE JB CONSULTING
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- John Butkovich (Sony Pictures
 Entertainment Senior Vice President, Media) announced today he leaves SPE on
 September 30, 1998 to form JB CONSULTING.  The new company, headed by
 Butkovich, will specialize in marketing consultation both to the entertainment
 and media industries as well as the online industry.  JB CONSULTING will begin
 operations on October 5th.
     For the past 15 years, Butkovich has spearheaded the domestic media effort
 for SPE, incorporating such diverse Columbia and TriStar films as AS GOOD AS
 IT GETS, AIR FORCE ONE, MEN IN BLACK, JERRY MAGUIRE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, A
 FEW GOOD MEN, BOYZ IN THE HOOD, THE LAST EMPEROR, CITY SLICKERS, THE KARATE
 KID PART II and LA BAMBA.
     In making the announcement, Butkovich said: "For more than 20 years, I've
 enjoyed the opportunity to work on more than 700 feature films, encompassing
 all genres from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND to SPICE WORLD.  Together
 with many gifted filmmakers and producers both at Sony and Universal, I
 brought their motion pictures to the target audiences for which their films
 were made.  By my forming this new company, JB CONSULTING will continue to
 work with creative passion, incorporating the latest marketing innovations for
 motion picture clients, while bringing extensive film industry experience to
 other entertainment, media and online companies: JB CONSULTING will provide
 services in all aspects of marketing consultation as well as producer
 representation."
     Prior to joining SPE, John served for 5 years as Vice-President of Media
 at Universal Pictures where he directed the domestic media effort for such
 films as E.T., THE DEER HUNTER, THE BLUES BROTHERS, ON GOLDEN POND, SCARFACE,
 COAL MINERS DAUGHTER and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.
 
     JB CONSULTING's home office address and numbers are:
 
     1875 Century Park East
     Suite #2230
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Phone (interim): 310-271-7253     Fax: 310-557-1666
 
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