Open Road Films has promoted Sophie Cassidy to the role of SVP Production and Acquisitions, tasked with filling the role until recently held by Peter Lawson, who exited the company earlier this week.

Cassidy, previously VP Production & Acquisitions, joined Open Road in 2014 and was part of Lawson’s team acquiring and producing the likes of John Hillcoat’s Triple 9, Mother’s Day, Oliver Stone’s Snowden and the spoof comedy 50 Shades Of Black which hit theaters in previews last night. She also is part of Open Road’s first in-house pic Sleepless Night and Bleed For This with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart due out this year.

OpenRoadlogoShe previously was at Summit Entertainment and started her career at CAA in the motion picture literary department.

6 months
A well deserved promotion for a very smart exec.
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6 months
50 SHADES OF YES!
Richard Roma
6 months
She's fantastic. Great taste with a sense of humor.

“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,” Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg said. “We are pleased to recognize her with this promotion and to have her in this new leadership role at the company.”