Tom Rothman is one of the most experienced executives in the modern media business. He was recently named Chairman of a new joint venture with Sony Pictures to make movies and television under the TriStar banner. He began as a pioneer in American independent film in the 1980s, and founded Fox Searchlight in 1994.  During a subsequent 18-year run at 20th Century Fox, including 12 years as Chairman and CEO, the company consistently produced the highest profit margins of any major studio. Operating profits for 2012, his last year at Fox, were tops in the sector.  Milestones during his tenure include the two biggest films in cinematic history, over $40 billion in worldwide box office, more than 150 Academy Award nominations, three Best Picture Oscars, and multiple Emmys.

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Rothman has a unique history in the industry, having run both independent and major film companies and overseen a top television studio.


Rothman has worked on over 400 films and TV shows in his 30-plus year career.

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A student of old Hollywood and a passionate film lover, Rothman wrote and hosted Fox Legacy, a series of nearly fifty programs examining the history of many classic films.  Legacy received strong reviews and ran on the Fox Movie Channel from 2008-2012.
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