Jennifer Berman Joins Roadside Attractions as SVP of Acquisitions, Co-Productions and Development

Jennifer Berman Joins Roadside Attractions as SVP of Acquisitions, Co-Productions and Development

Indie film veteran moves from a role at Mandalay Vision

Jennifer Berman has left her post as senior vice president of Production at Mandalay Vision and joined Roadside Attractions as senior vice president of Acquisitions, Co-Productions and Development, the studio announced on Thursday.

Berman, who began her career at Miramax in 1994 and served as executive producer of the Oscar-winning adaptation of “Chicago,” will “spearhead the acquisition, development and production of feature film projects, both as finished films and at script stage,” the company said. After her stint at Miramax, Berman spent time at Warner Bros.-based De Line Pictures and the Shuman Company.

Roadside, now in its 10th year of operation, began producing its own original films with last year's critically acclaimed high sea drama “All Is Lost,” which was directed by J.C. Chandor and starred Robert Redford.

“Jennifer has outstanding credits as both an executive and producer and will be a valuable asset to Roadside as well as to our partners at Lionsgate and the many producers who entrust us with their films,” Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff said. “With Roadside's successful track record over the past decade in finished-film acquisitions, together we can provide a valuable perspective on the U.S. market on films at an earlier stage.”