Tom Rothman has been tapped as the next chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment's motion picture group.
Rothman replaces current chair Amy Pascal, who will step down in May to become a producer for Sony Pictures.
Get to know Rothman better:
Education: He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1976, where he studied English and American Literature. He went on to Columbia Law School, where he was named a James Kent Scholar — the school's highest distinction — twice.
Earlier life: Before rising up the studio ranks, Rothman was an English teacher and a lacrosse coach at the Salisbury School in Connecticut...