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Background[]

Global Road Entertainment began as Open Road Films, a distribution company started by theater chains AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group in March 2011. In August 2017, it was purchased by Tang Media Partners, who merged it with the also then-purchased IM Global, resulting in the current name. In August 2018, management of the company shifted from Donald Tang to primary lenders Bank of America and East West Bank, as he wasn't able to secure funds for Global Road. As a result, the company's September release of City of Lies was put on hold; the film they were allowed to distribute next, A.X.L., flopped at the box office. As a result, the company was forced to lay off their employees without severance, and soon after, was sued by Miramax over loans of City of Lies. In September, Global Road filed for bankruptcy, and soon after began auctioning its subsidiaries. In the summer of 2020, the company was revived as part of Raven Capital Management.

Open Road Films[]

(September 23, 2011-October 27, 2017; October 16, 2020-)[]

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Logo: Against a black background are the words "OPENROAD". Inside the words is the background of a road. The words slowly zoom in toward us.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the words, which is very simple.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Killer Elite, The Grey, and A Haunted House, among others. The last film to use this logo in its original run All I See Is You.

Global Road Entertainment[]

(January 17, 2018-January 23, 2020)[]

Nicknames: "The Lights", "Colorful Earth", "Earth Lights"

Logo: On a black background, a series of cyan lines appear, and within them they show gold, textured outlines of Earth's continents. Then, other lines appear, in red, blue and yellow, and altogether move around, forming a stylized model of the Earth. The layers of lights zoom out, surrounding the model as well as some Chinese text in the left-center. As the words "GLOBAL" and "ROAD", with the "A"s in both words being in a slanted style, fade in, the lights slowly collapse and the Earth disappears in the middle of the words, transforming into a cyan crescent. "ENTERTAINMENT" fades in underneath "ROAD", followed by the byline "A TMP COMPANY".

Variants:

  • A short and silent version that starts at the globe zooming out exists.
  • An in-credit and plain white variant was seen on Holocaust: The Revenge Plot.

FX/SFX: The lights rotating and moving, which are animated in nice CGI. Produced in 2015 by Anibrain and Lipsync Post.

Music/Sounds: A majestic orchestral fanfare.

Availability: Uncommon. This was first seen on the trailer for Show Dogs. The short variant later premiered on Midnight Sun and the full animated version debuted on Show Dogs itself. It was last used in The Rhythm Section.

Editor's Note: This has a much better concept and animation than the last logo.

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