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Gotham award to Tom Rothman

MUMBAI: Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman and CEO Tom Rothman will be presented with the 21st annual industry tribute at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on 38 November in New York.


Each year, the Industry Tribute is awarded to a career veteran who has significantly influenced the motion picture business.


Anchoring the evening‘s seven competitive awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Film and the new Audience Award are tributes to film community icons, including the Industry Tribute, as well as a director, actor and an actress.
 
Tom Rothman‘s extensive experience in all facets of the film industry makes him the ideal recipient of this award. In addition to overseeing some of the biggest blockbusters in motion picture history, he has long been a steadfast supporter of independent cinema.


In 1994, Rothman founded Fox Searchlight Pictures, which is one of the most successful producers and distributors of specialised fare in the industry, and continues to receive consistent and unwavering backing from its parent studio.


The CEO is one of the longest tenured studio heads in the modern Hollywood era in the career of whom Fox released films as Black Swan, Cast Away, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Walk the Line, The Devil Wears Prada, Water for Elephants, The Simpsons Movie, the X-Men and Ice Age and the two top grossers Titanic and Avatar.


Said the Independent Filmmaker Project executive director Joana Vicente, "We are truly honoured to dedicate our Industry Tribute to Tom Rothman, who has made an indelible impact in the film community. Through his work, he has supported the spirit of independent film and given these voices the means to reach audiences, irrespective of the budget size of their work."


Previous honorees of Gotham Awards are James Schamus, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Nevins , David Linde, Jonathan Sehring and film critic Roger Ebert; actors Robert Duval, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet; filmmakers Mira Nair, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese.

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