TriStar Productions

TriStar Productions
Joint venture
Industry Film
Founded August 9, 2013[1]
Founder Thomas Rothman[2]
Headquarters Sony Studio lot, Culver City, California, United States[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]
Parent Thomas Rothman

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

The new company shares its name and logo 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]


Produced films



  1. Faughnder, Ryan (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman teams with Sony Pictures to create TriStar Productions". Los Angeles Times.
  2. 1 2 3 Abrams, Rachel (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman in Joint Venture With Sony to Run TriStar Productions". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. 1 2 Nellie Andreeva. (October 23, 2013) Tom Rothman & Sony’s TriStar Prods. Makes TV & Film Executive Hires. Deadline Hollywood. Accessed on October 28, 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 1, 2013). "Tom Rothman To Launch New TriStar Productions Label For Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  5. 1 2 3 CIEPLY, MICHAEL (August 1, 2013). "Sony Hires Rothman to Head Revived TriStar Unit". New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  6. 1 2 3 "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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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