Tom Pollock

Executive, Lawyer
Having begun in the movie business by managing the affairs of the American Film Institute's marketing branch, Pollock set up the law firm of Pollock, Bloom and Dekom in 1971. The young lawyers included producer-director ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1942

Filmography

Producer (17)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hotel for Dogs 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Post Grad 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Uninvited 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Disturbia 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killing Me Softly 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alienators: Evolution Continues 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Game of Stones 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Ringmaster 1998 (Movie)

completion bond provider(Film Finances Inc) (Other)

Vertigo 1958 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Having begun in the movie business by managing the affairs of the American Film Institute's marketing branch, Pollock set up the law firm of Pollock, Bloom and Dekom in 1971. The young lawyers included producer-director George Lucas and writer-director Matthew Robbins among their clients. Pollock was soon serving as chairman of Filmex Inc. as well. His executive experience and high-powered contacts eventually led to Pollock's being appointed the chairman of MCA/Universal's motion picture group and an executive vice president of MCA Inc. During his tenure with MCA, Pollock had a hand in greenlighting and overseeing such popular and distinguished projects as the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Field of Dreams" (1989), "Henry and June" (1990), "Cape Fear" (1991), "Sneakers" (1992), "Scent of a Woman" (1992), "Jurassic Park" (1993) and "Schindler's List" (1993). In July 1995, he was appointed vice chairman of MCA Inc. Less than a year later, in March 1996, Pollock announced his resignation. He was subsequently elected as the ninth chairman of the American Film Institute which was formalized in October 1996.

Relationships

Allegra Pollock

Daughter

Milestones

1998

Entered into five-year partnership with Ivan Reitman and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in a production company

1996

Elected chairman of the American Film Institute

1996

Announced resignation from MCA in March

1995

Appointed vice chairman of MCA Inc. in July

1991

Appeared on A&E's interview documentary series about the entertainment industry, "Naked Hollywood"

1986

Appointed chair of MCA/Universal's motion picture group

1970

Set up the law firm of Pollock, Bloom and Dekom

Acted as chairman of Filmex

Worked for three years as the business manager of the film marketing division of the American Film Institute (date approximate)

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