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TriStar Productions

TriStar Productions
Joint venture between Thomas Rothman and Sony Pictures Entertainment
Industry Film
Founded August 9, 2013[1]
Founder Thomas Rothman[2]
Headquarters Sony Studio lot, Culver City, California, USA[3]
Key people
Thomas Rothman (Chair)
Lindsay Sloane (SVP, TV)
David Beaubaire (EVP, film)
Nicole Brown(SVP, film)[3]
Products Motion pictures
Television production
Owner Thomas Rothman
Sony Pictures Entertainment[4]

TriStar Productions (TSP) is a film and television production company and a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and former 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman.[4]

The new company shares its name with the current TriStar Pictures distribution label of Sony Pictures[4] under which TriStar Productions' four films per year will be released joining the other titles released from TriStar Pictures.[2][5] The television programming however, will be produced for Sony Pictures Television.[2] The TriStar name was selected as Rothman considers himself a film buff, its historical name, and the good will with the Hollywood creative types to give the unit an edge.[5]


It was jointly announced on August 1, 2013 by Rothman, Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment and co-chairman and CEO of SPE, and Amy Pascal, co-chairwoman of SPE. The venture was launched on September 1 and Rothman would hold an equity share in the venture with the ability to bring in other outside investments.[4][5] TSP first deal was for To Walk the Clouds autobiography, which is about Philippe Petit, a French high wire walker who walker in 1974 between the Twin Towers.[6]

In February 2015, it was announced that Rothman will replace Amy Pascal as chairman of Sony Pictures' Motion Picture Group. Rothman will continue to oversee the properties he greenlit at TriStar.[7]


Announced deals


  1. ^ Faughnder, Ryan (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman teams with Sony Pictures to create TriStar Productions". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ a b c Abrams, Rachel (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman in Joint Venture With Sony to Run TriStar Productions". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva. (October 23, 2013) Tom Rothman & Sony’s TriStar Prods. Makes TV & Film Executive Hires. Deadline Hollywood. Accessed on October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman To Launch New TriStar Productions Label For Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c CIEPLY, MICHAEL (August 1, 2013). "Sony Hires Rothman to Head Revived TriStar Unit". New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Tom Rothman’s TriStar Unveils First Pic Dates: ‘Ricki And The Flash’ & Robert Zemeckis’ Philippe Petit Movie". Deadline Hollywood (Penske Business Media). May 6, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
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  8. ^ Yamato, Jen (June 3, 2014). "TriStar Boards UK Adaptation ‘The Lady In The Van’ From ‘Madness Of King George’ Duo; Maggie Smith To Reprise Iconic Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (September 18, 2014). "Ang Lee to Direct ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ at TriStar". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 

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