Sony names Tom Rothman to head movie studio

February 25, 2015 11:06 AM

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has brought on a veteran with a track record of successful big-budget movies to pump new life into Hollywood's fourth-ranked film studio and help distance it from a cyberattack that rattled the entertainment industry.

The studio's new motion picture chairman, Tom Rothman, 60, is a former Fox film executive who brought blockbusters "Avatar" and "Titanic" to the big screen. He will replace Amy Pascal, who was forced out this month after embarrassing emails she wrote were leaked by hackers.

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