Marking three decades in Hollywood, Tom Rothman is being honored with the Producers Guild of America’s Milestone Award.
Best known in Hollywood for a passionate approach to movies, Rothman has been chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group for the past two years, where he oversees the studio’s motion picture production and distribution activities worldwide. The award will be presented to Rothman at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 28.
It’s the PGA’s top honorary award, recognizing historic contributions to the entertainment industry. Previous recipients include Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Sherry Lansing, Ron Meyer, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Alan Horn, Bob Iger, and 2016 recipient Jim Gianopulos.
Rothman broke into Hollywood in 1987 as an executive VP of Columbia Pictures after leaving the law firm of Kurnit, Klein & Selz. In 1989, he became president of worldwide production for the Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1989, then founded Fox Searchlight Pictures in 1994 and served as president for six years.