Tom B. Rosenberg (1947/1948) is an American film producer, co-founder of Beacon Pictures; and founder and chairman of Lakeshore Entertainment. He is a recipient of the 2004 Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Million Dollar Baby.
|Born||1947/1948 (age 73–74)|
|Alma mater||B.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison |
J.D. University of California at Berkeley Law School
|Known for||co-founder of Beacon Pictures|
founder of Lakeshore Entertainment
Rosenberg grew up on the North Side of Chicago. His father was an alderman of the 44th ward and later served as a Cook County judge. His mother worked in a dress shop and died when Rosenberg was 15. He had one sister who was 15 years his senior. He graduated from Lake View High School and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He then went on to teach at public schools in Chicago and then move to California where he went to the University of California at Berkeley Law School. He then moved to Willow Springs, Missouri where he worked as a lawyer, sold real estate, and helped to build subsidized housing for the elderly. After five years and newly divorced, he moved back to Chicago founded Capital Associates in 1977 with a partner. They built their first development in Decatur, Illinois. Rosenberg went on to build 54 buildings in Illinois, oversaw the largest school construction program in Chicago, and was active in fundraising for mayors Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley. In 1984, he ran the Midwestern campaign for presidential candidate Walter Mondale. In 1989, he started a film company, Beacon Pictures, with his friend Armyan Bernstein; and their first film was released in 1991, The Commitments, directed by Alan Parker.
In 2004, he sold his real estate assets.
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
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- Kass, John (October 21, 2011). "Chicago guy who went to Hollywood returns with devastating testimony". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
Next came a plot turn that, though not as dramatic as the dark twist of "Million Dollar Baby," still isn't what you'd expect of a Jewish guy who finished Berkeley in the early 1970s.
- Harris, Dana (September 19, 2002). "New wave reshaping Lakeshore". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
- Gray, Tim (February 27, 2005). "Oscar's fistful of 'Dollar'". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2015.