Tom Ortenberg

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Production

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Birthday
1960-08-08

Place of Birth
Briarcliff, New York, USA

Also Known As

Tom Ortenberg

Biography

Tom Ortenberg (born 8 August 1960) is an American businessman, producer, and studio executive. He is the CEO of Open Road Films, and Briarcliff Entertainment. Born and raised in Briarcliff Manor, New York, he 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 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. He spent over 12 years at Lionsgate Entertainment, opening their Los Angeles office in 1996 and serving as President of Theatrical Films until he left in 2009 to take the same position at The Weinstein Company. In 2011, it was announced that he would be CEO of Open Road Films, a newly formed movie studio formerly owned by the theatre chains AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas. Ortenberg left Open Road in 2017 after it was acquired by Tang Media Partners, but later rejoined the studio when it was revived in 2020. In 2018, he then started Briarcliff Entertainment, a distribution company.