Sony Pictures didn't waste much time replacing Amy Pascal. On Tuesday the company named Tom Rothman, the longtime Fox chief, the next chairman of Sony's motion picture group.
Before joining Sony in 2013 to lead its TriStar unit, Rothman spent 18 years at Fox, and ran the film studio from 2000 through 2012 with Jim Gianopulos.
Though Rothman and Pascal are close, the two take rather different approaches to filmmaking, and the new chief could steer the studio in directions that will be felt by film fans.
Rothman has a...