Tom Rosenberg

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Tom Rosenberg
Born1947 or 1948 (age 76–77)[1]
Alma materB.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison
J.D. University of California at Berkeley Law School
OccupationFilm producer
Known forco-founder of Beacon Pictures
founder of Lakeshore Entertainment

Tom B. Rosenberg (1947/1948) is an American film producer, co-founder of Beacon Pictures; and founder and chairman of Lakeshore Entertainment.[2] He is a recipient of the 2004 Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Million Dollar Baby.[3]


Rosenberg grew up on the North Side of Chicago.[1] His father was an alderman of the 44th ward and later served as a Cook County judge.[1] His mother worked in a dress shop and died when Rosenberg was 15.[1] He had one sister who was 15 years his senior.[1] He graduated from Lake View High School and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] After five years and newly divorced, he moved back to Chicago founded Capital Associates in 1977 with a partner.[1] They built their first development in Decatur, Illinois.[1] 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.[1] In 1984, he ran the Midwestern campaign for presidential candidate Walter Mondale.[1] 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.[1]

In 2004, he sold his real estate assets.[1]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit Notes
1991 The Commitments Executive producer
1992 A Midnight Clear Executive producer
1993 Sugar Hill Executive producer
1994 Princess Caraboo Executive producer
The Road to Wellville Executive producer
1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy Executive producer
Box of Moonlight Executive producer
1997 Going All the Way Executive producer
'Til There Was You
Prince Valiant Executive producer
The Real Blonde
1998 Polish Wedding
Homegrown Executive producer
Phoenix Executive producer
1999 200 Cigarettes Executive producer
Arlington Road Executive producer
Runaway Bride
The Hurricane Executive producer
2000 Passion of Mind
The Next Best Thing
Autumn in New York
The Gift
2002 The Mothman Prophecies
2003 The Human Stain
Singing Behind Screens
2004 Wicker Park
Madhouse Executive producer
Suspect Zero Executive producer
Million Dollar Baby
2005 Undiscovered
The Cave
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Æon Flux Executive producer
2006 Underworld: Evolution
She's the Man Executive producer
The Covenant
The Last Kiss
The Dead Girl
2007 Blood & Chocolate
Feast of Love
2008 Henry Poole Is Here
The Midnight Meat Train
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Crank: High Voltage
The Ugly Truth
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Underworld: Endless War Direct-to-video
2012 Underworld: Awakening
One for the Money
Stand Up Guys
2014 I, Frankenstein
Walk of Shame
2015 The Age of Adaline
The Vatican Tapes
2016 The Boy
American Pastoral
Underworld: Blood Wars
2018 Adrift Executive producer
2020 Brahms: The Boy II


Year Title Credit
2018 Heathers Executive producer
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Earth Day Special Special thanks Television special


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 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.
  2. ^ Harris, Dana (September 19, 2002). "New wave reshaping Lakeshore". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Gray, Tim (February 27, 2005). "Oscar's fistful of 'Dollar'". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2015.

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