Open Road Films
|Founded||March 28, 2011|
|Key people||Tom Ortenberg (CEO)
Jason Cassidy (President of Marketing)
Ben Cotner (Senior Veep of Acquisitions).
|Owner(s)||Regal Entertainment Group
Open Road Films (sometimes written as Open Road or ORF) is an American film distribution company based in Hollywood, California. It was launched in March 2011 by the two largest U.S. theatrical exhibitors, AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group.
AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group hired Tom Ortenberg, as CEO. He is a former executive of Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company. On April 13, 2011 Tom Ortenberg hired Jason Cassidy (president of marketing), Elliott Kleinberg (General Counsel and executive veep of operations and business affairs), Steven Andriuzzo (chief financial officer), and Ben Cotner (senior veep of acquisitions). The studio released its first film, Killer Elite, on September 23, 2011. Killer Elite was directed by Gary McKendry and starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.
Open Road titles are distributed in the home entertainment market by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. On June 28, 2011 Open Road Films signed a pay-TV deal with Netflix, which expires in 2016. On October 1, 2013, the studio signed a new pay-TV deal with Showtime that begins in 2017-2020.
|September 23, 2011||Killer Elite||Gary McKendry|
|January 27, 2012||The Grey||Joe Carnahan|
|March 9, 2012||Silent House||Chris Kentis
|August 22, 2012||Hit and Run||David Palmer
|September 21, 2012||End of Watch||David Ayer|
|October 26, 2012||Silent Hill: Revelation 3D||Michael J. Bassett|
|January 11, 2013||A Haunted House||Michael Tiddes|
|February 8, 2013||Side Effects||Steven Soderbergh|
|March 29, 2013||The Host||Andrew Niccol|
|August 16, 2013||Jobs||Joshua Michael Stern|
|October 4, 2013||Parkland||Peter Landesman|
|October 11, 2013||Machete Kills||Robert Rodriguez|
|November 27, 2013||Homefront||Gary Fleder|
|December 25, 2013||Justin Bieber's Believe||Jon M. Chu|
|January 17, 2014||The Nut Job||Peter Lepeniotis|
|January 24, 2014||Sabotage||David Ayer|
|March 28, 2014||A Haunted House 2||Michael Tiddes|
|May 9, 2014||Chef||Jon Favreau|
|TBA||The Key Man||TBA|
Open Road distributes their films to other countries as well, through another distributor originating in that country.
- Icon Films International (2011-current)
- Szalai, Georg (March 07, 2011). "AMC Entertainment, Regal to Acquire and Release 8–10 Films a Year". hollywoodreporter.com (The Hollywood Reporter). Retrieved June 02, 2011.
- AMC/Regal’s Film Distribution Venture Open Road Sets Executive Team
- Open Road Sets First Release With Fall Date On ‘Killer Elite’
- McNary, Dave (June 16, 2011). "Open Road pacts with Universal Home Ent". Variety.
- Ben Fritz (June 28, 2012). "Company Town". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
- "Open Road Inks Deal to Bring Pics to Showtime". October 1, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
- Open Road Films to Distribute Horror Spoof A Haunted House
- Open Road Films to Distribute jOBS, Starring Ashton Kutcher
- Fleming, Mike (April 11, 2013). "Open Road Squirrels Away 3D Animated Pic ‘The Nut Job’ For January 17 Release". Deadline. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- Open Road Sets 2014 Release Date for Ten, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Action Thriller ‘Ten’ To Team David Ayer And Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Open Road Films Plans A Haunted House 2
- Open Road to Release Jon Favreau's Chef on May 9, 2014
- Open Road Films Takes Endangered
- Open Road Films Aquires Supernatural Thriller Testament
- Mattel and Dolphin Entertainment to Develop Live-Action MAX STEEL Adaptation; Open Road Films to Distribute
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