When you think about Titanic and Avatar, you probably think of Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, and those blue people, correct? What about Tom Rothman? 

Unless you are in the movie production atmosphere, the name may not ring a bell. Tom Rothman was the former Chairman and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Fox Filmed Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Blue Sky Animation, 20th Century Fox Television, and the company he founded, Fox Searchlight which won the prestigious Best Picture Oscar in 2008 for Slumdog Millionaire. 

Some other films made under his tutelage at Fox include – Life of Pi, Cast Way, Black Swan, Minority Report,Walk the Line, Marley and Me, Juno, The Crucible, and the two aforementioned films that became the two highest grossing films ever, thus far. 

He was also the President of Worldwide Production for the Samuel Goldwyn Company before moving on to Fox. Henry V, Truly Madly Deeply, and Wild at Heart are a few of the films he brought to the screen while at Samuel Goldwyn Company. 

His credentials so far should tell you that he is a very big man on campus — well actually — in film. When it comes to movie making, not just the actors and directors are responsible for bringing movies to the big screen.

He was recently (2013) named the Chairman of Tristar Pictures with Sony Pictures Entertainment distributing its productions worldwide. He is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s movie, Robopocalypse.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Brown University, and a two time John Kent Scholar (highest academic honor) recipient from Columbia Law School, Tom Rothman has also been an English teacher, a soccer and lacrosse coach, and a law clerk before hopping into the world of film and television. 

Rothman was nominated by President Obama for a position on the National Council on the Arts in 2013. The NCA is responsible for grants, funding and recommendations for the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Board of Directors 
The Sundance Institute – New York’s Art Therapy Outreach Center

Board of Trustees
California Institute of the Arts

Jewish Home for the Aging – National Multiple Sclerosis Society – American Jewish Committee

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  • Emersyn Pablo
    May 24, 2017 - 12:24 pm | Permalink

    As an official, Tom Rothman has been doing such work for a long time, and does it for the love of motion pictures. Tom Rothman is additionally a Humanitarian and Philanthropist with many honors and respects. It could also be that the essay help was not received on time and caused a lot of damage for them.

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