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    Interview with Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg

    Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg has spent over 25 years in the film business, with stops along the way at Columbia/Sony, Lionsgate and Hemdale. In this interview we ask him about Open Road’s success formula, the company’s upcoming release schedule and how the film festival circuit has changed in recent...

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    Open Road Acquires Barry Levinson's All-Star 'Rock the Kasbah'

    Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to independently-financed original comedy "Rock the Kasbah," starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Shia LaBeouf and Zooey Deschanel. The film is written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson and will be sell...

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    Pre-Sundance Fest, Open Road Replaces Acquisitions Chief

    Just ahead of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, AMC and Regal-owned indie distributor Open Road Films is replacing Ben Cotner, its departing senior VP of acquisitions, with new executive vice president of production and acquisitions, Peter Lawson. He'll have a chance to check out the Sundance world p...

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    TIFF Buy: Open Road Acquires John Ridley's Must-See Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' (TIFF VIDEO)

    John Ridley is having a good Toronto. Not only did "12 Years a Slave" leap to the top of the Oscar pack, for which he could well earn an adapted screenplay nomination, but his directorial feature film debut "All Is By My Side," a smart slice-of-life from the London launch of Jimi Hendrix's career, h...

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    Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Gets Picked Up, Sequel In The Works & More TIFF Acquistions

    The feeding frenzy that is the backstage wheeling-and-dealing at a major film festival has come to Toronto, and bobbing up from the churning waters are a number of intriguing bodies... We hear from our friends at Hitfix that CBS Films has nabbed “The F Word,” not (sadly?) the feature-length Gordon R...

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    Back to 'Swingers': Favreau's Indie Pic 'Chef' Goes to Open Road

    Jon Favreau has swung from hefty to skinny and back again, from indie to studio, original to sequel. Now yet another Marvel director is taking a studio vacation via indie production. The "Iron Man" director has returned to his "Swinger" roots, Joss Whedon-style, with "Chef," which he wrote, directed...

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    Open Road to Release 'jOBS,' Starring Ashton Kutcher, on August 16 UPDATED

    Open Road will release "jOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary Steve Jobs, nationwide on August 16.

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    Casting: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Jean Dujardin & More Sign Up For New Projects

    There's been a flurry of actors signing onto projects in recent days, with indie projects, tentpoles and European productions all in the mix, here's a quick rundown of who signed onto what.

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    Watch: Kutcher as Steve 'jOBS' Argues Against Belief that 'Nobody Wants to Buy a Computer' in First Clip

    A first clip for Sundance closer "jOBS" has landed. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the eponymous Apple innovator, screens in Park City on January 27 and opens April 19 via Open Road.

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    'Jobs' With Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs Opens On April 19th, 37th Anniversary Of The Founding Of Apple

    While Park City is already starting to empty, don't be fooled, as there are plenty more films to come before things wrap up. And one that many are curious about is "Jobs," the biopic of Steve Jobs with Ashton Kutcher in the lead that premieres as the closing night entry of the Sun...

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