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Open Road Films Taps Lynn Stepanian to Oversee Television

Open Road Films has recruited TV vet Lynn Stepanian to serve as exec VP of television.

Stepanian will focus on managing the indie film company’s licensing of movies to TV and digital outlets. But she will also explore programming opportunities and prospective series based on Open Road titles. She reports to Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg.

“As our business continues to expand globally and across multiple platforms, Lynn’s depth of expertise in the broadcast world across media platforms will be a tremendous asset to Open Road Films,” Ortenberg said.

Stepanian spent the past three years as senior VP of acquisitions and scheduling for ABC Family. Before that she worked in scheduling for TV Guide Network and for the CW, where she helped run the CW-Plus cable service.

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