Tom Rothman
Courtesy of Sony Pictures
United States
2021

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tom
Rothman

Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Group

Rothman’s success as chairman of Sony’s motion picture group was affirmed in July 2021, when his contract was renewed for the second time in six years and he added CEO to his title. Described as tenacious and hard-charging, he took the studio’s reins in 2015 in the wake of the Sony hack and went on to reboot the “Jumanji” franchise with a pair of films that earned more than $1.75 billion at the global box office, revitalize the “Spider-Man” franchise with new star Tom Holland, whose latest outing as the Marvel hero in December 2021 net a pandemic-shattering $260 million domestic debut as well as $587 million globally, the second and third-best debuts for each metric, respectively. Additionally, Rothman has expanded Sony’s corner of the Marvel universe with two “Venom” films starring Tom Hardy and upcoming 2022 feature “Morbius.” He also showed the Hollywood community his willingness to gamble on top talent, greenlighting a $90 million budget for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

Career

  • BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
  • VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE
  • SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Education

  • Brown University (RI, USA)
  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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