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Keri Safran

Dir, Acquisitions
Open Road Films
Keri Safran, Director of Acquisitions at Open Road Films. Keri began working in the entertainment industry at Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre Company. Since moving to LA, she has worked at The Walt Disney Studios, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company and One Way Out Media. Along with Tom Ortenberg, whom she has worked with for over four years, she is one of the first two employees of Open Road Films. Open Road is an exciting new domestic distribution company, solely acquisitions-based, and jointly owned by AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas. Their films include The Grey (Liam Neeson), David Ayer’s End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena), Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects (Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones), and Andrew Niccol’s The Host (Saorsie Ronan), based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series). She is currently playing both Kate in Taming of the Shrew in Los Angeles, and her original character, 'Lacey Shapiro,' in the comedy web series she created, 'Women of Fashion.' Keri is an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company, and The University of Texas at Austin.

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