Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas Tull

Thomas Tull

A Conversation with Chairman & CEO of Legendary Entertainment Thomas Tull

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CMU is pleased to host University Trustee Thomas Tull as a guest of The Innovators Forum, an exciting series connecting the world's top innovative minds with the university community.

Join us for an engaging conversation, led by CMU's Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet. View an unseen clip of Tull's upcoming film Pacific Rim, where robots defend Earth from an alien attack.

Keep an eye out for 42, chronicling the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson — out this spring in theaters everywhere.

About Thomas Tull

A groundbreaking producer and business leader in the film and entertainment industry, CMU trustee Thomas Tull is the founder, chairman and CEO of Legendary Entertainment.

As executive producer of The Dark Knight Rises, part of which was filmed on the CMU campus, Tull was an advocate for filming the movie in the city of Pittsburgh. He revolutionized the movie industry through Legendary Entertainment by pairing major motion picture production with Wall Street private equity and hedge fund investors.

Tull's productions include box office smash hits such as 300, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and The Hangover (parts I and II).

Named one of Fast Company's "100 most creative people in business," Tull — a Pittsburgh Steeler minority owner — also has a passion for science and technology.

About The Innovators Forum

An exciting new series connecting the world's top innovative minds with the university community, The Innovators Forum has included talks by inventor and alumnus Jonathan Rothberg and thought-leader and author Don Tapscott.