As the CEO and Chairman for Fox Films, Tom Rothman was one of the few that set the standard for film distribution. Now only did he find major blockbusters, but he also saw the potential in smaller indie films, and as a result was one of those who was responsible setting up Fox’s indie distributor Fox Searchlight. But today that comes to an end as Rothman is now stepping down from his post as Chairman and CEO of the major movie studio.
THR was the first to report on the very surprising news. As far as we know, there weren’t any power struggles within the organization that could have sparked Rothman’s resignation, so his sudden departure comes as a huge surprise in the industry. According to THR, “all studio operations will be consolidated under studio co-chairman Jim Gianopulos.”
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