Magazine article Screen International

Open Road Snaps Up US Rights to jOBS in Preemptive Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Open Road Snaps Up US Rights to jOBS in Preemptive Deal

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Another product of the independent space has found a US distributor after Open Road announced on Thursday [3] it had acquired rights to the Sundance Film Festival closing night film jOBS, stealing a march on Sony's rival biopic.

Inferno Entertainment boarded the project before Cannes last summer and handles international sales. CAA packaged jOBS and represented Dallas-based producer-financier Five Star Feature Films in the US deal.

Five Star Feature Films is putting up the P&A, which according to reports will be as high as $10m although Open Road sources declined to comment. Open Road will release jOBS in April and will most likely see how the film plays in Park City before deciding whether to commit to a platform or wide release. The Sundance world premiere is scheduled for Jan 25. …

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