In his new role, Naveira will oversee a staff of 10 as they implement all aspects of postproduction, 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.
“John is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and experienced postproduction executives in the industry,” said Gary Martin, president of production administration. “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 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.”
Naveira joined the studio in 1990 as a postproduction supervisor and rose through the ranks, to director, executive director, and, most recently, vice president of postproduction. 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 postproduction, 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 postproduction before joining Columbia.