Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Tom Rothman will step down from his posts at the end of this year, announced Fox on Friday.
Current co-chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, who has shared the roles with Rothman since 2000, will take full reign of the positions.
“I have been at Fox for over 18 years, the bulk of my adult working life,” Rothman said in a press release from Fox. “In that time we have accomplished more than I ever imagined, from the founding and nurturing of Fox Searchlight, to overseeing the two biggest films in box office history, to keeping us consistently at the highest levels of industry profits, including this most recent strong fiscal year, and, most of all, making dozens of films that I believe will stand the test of time.”
Before becoming chairman, Rothman served as president of Twentieth Century Fox Film Group, president of production for Twentieth Century Fox and, the founder and president of Fox Searchlight in 1994. Some of the films under his long watch include Black Swan, Juno, The Devil Wears Prada, Borat, Boys Don’t Cry, and box office juggernauts Avatar and Titanic. READ FULL STORY