A Look at American Film Executive Tom Rothman

Tom Rothman is an extremely successful and respected film executive in Hollywood. Although his latest venture is being named Chairman of a joint collaboration between Sony and TriStar, he is well known for being Chairman as well as CEO of Fox Film Entertainment for 12 years. He led entities including Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Searchlight, Blue Sky Animation, and Twentieth Century Fox Television through some of their most successful years. All of these businesses together, overseen by Rothman, have brought in $8 billion per year and are leaders of the digital media world. 

Tom Rothman was responsible for many highly acclaimed Hollywood classics including films such as: Life of Pi, Cast Away, Walk the Line, Borat, Juno, The Devil Wears Prada, Moulin Rouge, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, the X Men series, the Ice Age series, Black Swan, Something About Mary, The Simpsons Movie, and more. He was also responsible for the two highest grossing movies in history: Avatar and Titanic. Fox Films has seen major success while being overseen by Rothman, including receiving over 150 Academy Award nominations, winning 3 Oscars for Best Picture, as well as bringing in more than $40 million in world wide box office sales. He is expected to have the same success at TriStar for Sony.

Rothman began his journey working as an English teacher, Lacrosse and Soccer coach, and later as a law clerk. He went on to graduate from Brown University, studied Law at Columbia University and went on to land high ranking positions at the Samuel Goldwyn Company and Columbia Pictures. Among his success, Rothman has won numerous awards and recognitions from the IFP, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and the Isreali Film Festival. He has completed many lectures and classes for students at UCLA, USC, NYU, Brown, AFI, and Columbia. He contributed to the Movie Business Book, which is an official text book used at film and business schools. Currently, Rothman is currently working on producing Robopocalypse, a Steven Spielberg film.

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