TriStar Productions

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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 Sony Pictures Entertainment[4]

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, giving the company its historical name, and counting on the good will of 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 walked in 1974 between the Twin Towers.[6]

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



Film Release date Co-production Box office Distributor
Ricki and the Flash August 7, 2015 Badwill Entertainment, Clinica Estetico, LStar Capital and Marc Platt Productions $41 million TriStar Pictures
The Walk September 30, 2015 ImageMovers $61 million
The Lady in the Van November 13, 2015 BBC Films and Sony Pictures Classics $41 million
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk November 11, 2016 Studio 8, LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group, The Ink Factory and Marc Platt Productions $30 million


Film Release date Co-production Distributor
Destiny of States TBA Media Rights Capital, ImageMovers and Shangri-La Entertainment TriStar Pictures
The Yank TBA Mosaic Media Group and Gary Sanchez Productions
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair TBA Entertainment One Films and The Mark Gordon Company
Untitled Labyrinth sequel TBA The Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm
Happiest Season TBA Temple Hill Entertainment


  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. ^ "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. ^ [1]

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