Open Road Films Promotes Sophie Cassidy to SVP of Production, Acquisitions

She worked on the company’s first production, “Sleepless Night,” as well as acquisition titles “Snowden” and “Dope”

Open Road Films has promoted Sophie Cassidy to senior VP of production and acquisitions, it was announced Friday by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg.

Cassidy, who previously served as VP of production and acquisitions, joined Open Road in 2014.  She has been part of the team acquiring and producing such projects as John Hillcoat‘s heist thriller “Triple 9,” Open Road’s first production “Sleepless Night” starring Jamie Foxx, Garry Marshall‘s star-studded comedy “Mother’s Day,” Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” and the comedy “50 Shades of Black” starring Marlon Wayans, as well as Sundance acquisition “Dope,” the acclaimed box office hit “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ben Younger’s upcoming boxing movie “Bleed for This” starring Miles Teller.

Prior to joining Open Road, Cassidy spent five years at Summit Entertainment, where she oversaw development and production of such movies as “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,” ” The Impossible,” “50/50,” “Source Code” and the acquisitions of “The Hurt Locker,” “The Ghost Writer” and “Fair Game.”  She started her career at CAA in the motion picture literary department.

“Sophie has been an invaluable member of our team and has done an exceptional job managing the development and production of our projects while cultivating filmmaker relationships,” said Ortenberg. “We are pleased to recognize her with this promotion and to have her in this new leadership role at the company.”

“I am very proud of our upcoming slate and excited for the new challenges ahead,” added Cassidy. “Tom and the entire Open Road team are the best at what they do and I am honored to step into this new role.”