In the world of Hollywood, you don’t normally hear about the power players behind the scenes that really make things happen. These are the individuals who work hard to make the pictures you see on the big screen really become a reality. In the world of Hollywood, just like actors, there are those behind the scenes who really stand out above the rest. Columbia-educated Tom Rothman is one of these individuals. He is a mover and a shaker in Hollywood, making some of the biggest pictures happen. His work with the big studios has been very influential in the world of Hollywood.
Tom Rothman is currently the head of TriStar Productions at Sony. Before he served as the Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment for 12 years from 2000-2012. This marked a time where this company had the most profitable decade that it had ever seen. This is an incredible achievement for Tom to be able to have. During his stay with Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom oversaw some of the industries biggest producers. He was in charge of 21st Century Fox, and also in charge of Fox Searchlight. One of his biggest successes was discovering the hit success, “Slumdog Millionaire.” Yearly Tom Rothman was in charge of over $8 Billion dollars worth of revenue.
Some of the many great films that Tom Rothman has helped create have been, Lincoln, Cast Away, Juno, Borat, X-men, Master & Commander, Something About Mary, and The Simpson’s Movie. He was also responsible for helping the two highest grossing movies of all time being made: Avatar and Titanic. While Tom Rothman was in charge of Fox, their movies were nominated for 140 oscars, and grossed over $40 billion dollars in box offices worldwide.