Sony studio head Tom Rothman made a rare stop along the press line at the May 30 premiere of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Versewhere he told The News84Media that when it comes to the WGA, he is, “Always hopeful, and that’s all you can do is hope for the best and plan for the worst. Certainly everybody would like to see a resolution, it would be the best for all involved.”
Rothman said Sony’s productions have not been derailed — though development has been — and when it comes to the other guilds, like SAG, he has similar hope it will be resolved before a strike hits. “I’m always hopeful, in my job you need to be hopeful,” he added, and when pressed for thoughts on hot-button issues like AI, remained tight-lipped, saying, “I’m not smart enough to know. ”
One other thing that Rothman is hopeful about: landing Quentin Tarantino’s latest (and reportedly final) movie The Movie Criticafter Tarantino told Deadline at Cannes that he would likely partner with Sony on the film “because they’re the last game in town that is just absolutely, utterly, committed to the theatrical experience.”
Asked for his response, Rothman noted, “I read that” before adding, “I hope so.”
This story first appeared in the June 7 issue of The News84Media magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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