Thomas Edgar "Tom" Rothman (born November 21, 1954) is an American film executive. He is Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. In that role, Rothman oversees all of the studio’s motion picture production and distribution activities worldwide, including Columbia Pictures. Rothman joined Sony Pictures in late 2013 as Chairman of TriStar Productions. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment with Jim Gianopulos until his resignation on September 14, 2012, effective January 1. Rothman began at Fox in 1994 as the founder and President of Fox Searchlight and served the company for 18 years. Under his leadership, Fox had the best profit margins of any film studio.