The executive arrives at Roadside Attractions as svp of acquisitions, co-productions and development and will work on

Berman will spearhead the acquisition, development and production of feature projects, both as finished films and at script stage. She will work alongside Roadside’s partners and producers seeking distribution.

Roadside’s first foray into production was on JC Chandor’s All Is Lost when it co-produced with Lionsgate, FilmNation and Universal.

“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,” said co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff.

“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.”

Berman began her career in 1994 at Miramax Films in New York and worked her way up from an assistant to svp of production. 

During her 11 years there she worked on more than 20 films including Chicago and Shall We Dance.

She joined Warner Bros-based De Line Pictures as evp in 2005, followed two years later by The Shuman Company.

Since 2011 she has worked at Mandalay Vision as svp of production, most recently on the Gillian Flynn adaptation Dark Places.