Plus: Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honour five directors


Open Road Films’ multi-year deal with Crystal City Entertainment/Boundary Stone Films will enableCEO Tom Ortenberg and his team to develop two to four films a year. Each title will get US distribution via Open Road Films – in contention this awards season with Spotlight (pictured) – and international sales through Open Road International and partner FilmNation.

  • Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2016 Outstanding Directors of the Year award on February 11. The festival runs from February 3-13. For further details click here.