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Date of Birth 8 August 1960Freeport, New York, USA

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Tom Ortenberg is the CEO of Open Road Films, a theatrical distribution company founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, the two largest exhibition companies in the United States.

Born and raised in Briarcliff Manor, New York, Tom graduated from Penn State University in 1982. It was while at Penn State that Tom recognized his passion for film, showing recent theatrical movies on campus to raise money for non-profit student organizations.

Tom spent over 12 years at Lionsgate Entertainment, opening their Los Angeles office in 1996 and serving as President of Theatrical Films until he left to take the same position at The Weinstein Company, where he served in 2009.

Tom began his film career with Columbia Pictures in 1985, and joined Hemdale Film Corporation in 1989, where he served as President of Distribution and Marketing before joining Lionsgate.

Prior to his starting Open Road Films, Ortenberg founded One Way Out Media, an entertainment industry consulting firm.

Tom is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and is a Trustee of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). He serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including Film Independent, sponsor of the Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival; the ACLU of Southern California; and The Creative Coalition, the premier non-profit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Tom has been honored with the Leadership Award from the Hollywood Film Festival among tributes from various film festivals and was listed #2 in the Indy Power Issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom, his wife Edie, and his three sons, Jason, 18, Andrew, 15, and Cole, 2, live in Santa Monica, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Open Road Films

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CEO of Open Road Films.

Personal Quotes (1)

In general, female markets have been under-served, and the over-25 female audience is one that's dramatically under-served in the market-place. I don't know why that is. You could speculate that it's because Hollywood is a male-driven world, with people green-lighting the movies they feel most close to.

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