New production venture from Sony and Tom Rothman
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and former Fox CEO Tom Rothman are joining forces to create TriStar Productions, up and running as of 1 September 2013.
The new joint venture will produce up to four films a year, to be released under the TriStar Pictures brand. It will also produce both long form and series format TV for Sony Pictures Television.
Rothman, who will have an equity share in the company, will be chairman of the new organisation. He comes from the post of chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, where he was based for 18 years.
Amy Pascal, co-chairman of SPE, said of his appointment: "Tom is a rare executive who loves movies, loves filmmakers, understands how to make money and has exquisite taste. He has the perfect programming sensibility to add to our slate mix and it will be a thrill to have him as part of our team."