‘Place Beyond the Pines’ Exec Signs First-Look at Sidney Kimmel

Matt Berenson, who oversaw Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” has signed a first-look deal with Kimmel’s banner.

Berenson, who has been president of production since May 2010, will serve as a producer on SKE’s romantic comedy “Sleeping with Other People” with Jason Sudeikis is set to star.

Sidney Kimmel will finance and produce with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum of Gary Sanchez Prods. Production will begin June 9 in New York.

Berenson was an exec producer on “Place,” starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling.

Berenson has been president of production at Principato-Young Entertainment and Carsey-Werner Films, where he produced “Let’s Go to Prison” and “The Brothers Solomon.” He also worked at Red Wagon Entertainment and Jersey Films with “Erin Brockovich” and “Out of Sight.”

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